Yonder Alonso to have MRI exam on shoulder injury

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Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso injured his right shoulder diving to field a ground ball Thursday night and will undergo an MRI exam to assess the damage.

Barry Bloom of MLB.com reports that he “screamed out in pain” and it sure sounds like the Padres are expecting to be without Alonso for more than just a few days.

It’s a shame, because after years of underwhelming production and injuries sapping the potential he once showed as a top prospect Alonso has hit .333 with as many walks (13) as strikeouts (13) and an .837 OPS in 26 games. In the previous three seasons for the Padres he hit .268 with a .719 OPS.