I've found the most frustrating injuries as a patient are the ones that come out of nowhere and with no clear time table for recovery. That's what Yonder is facing right now. He's already missed 30 games this season due to tendonitis in his wrist and it seems to have reappeared with the all too familiar Padres' "pop" causing pain in his forearm. It happened just as he was starting to play well for the first time all season.
"That was a weird one," said Padres manager Bud Black. "He was standing right next to me and had a bat in his right hand. He did something with the bat that triggered some discomfort."
Earlier in the week he had an MRI that concluded that his tendon was torn.
"There's a chance of a potential surgery, he's weighing those options now," manager Bud Black said. "Collectively with the doctors and Yonder, he's working through some decisions."
To make those decisions Yonder will get some more opinions to weigh his options.
Although Alonso will seek a second opinion before deciding if surgery is the best avenue toward a complete recovery, Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday morning that he is not expecting his starting first baseman to play again this season.
Whether this will be the last time we'll see Alonso in a Padres uniform remains to be seen.