Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:33:34 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (forearm) will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn tendon in the top of his right forearm. There is a possibility that he will need surgery but he is expected to seek a second opinion before making his decision.
Fantasy Tip: Tommy Medica and Jacob Goebbert are expected to split playing time at first base for the rest of the year and are worth considering for NL-only league. Alonso can be released in all formats.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:47:11 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (wrist, forearm) suffered a right wrist/forearm injury Tuesday, Aug. 12, according to manager Bud Black. Alonso is expected to have to go back on the disabled list. He returned from the DL July 26 from a similar ailment and was hitting .421 (16-for-38) since returning. Alonso will have an MRI exam Wednesday, Aug. 13, after an MRI Tuesday showed a right forearm strain. He said he felt something "pop" while batting Tuesday. C Yasmani Grandal was starting at first base Wednesday, and Black said INFs Tommy Medica and Jacob Goebbert could also see time there.
Fantasy Tip: You can cut Alonso in most mixed leagues at this point. His wrist/forearm issue seems like it could be pretty serious, so his performance might be affected if he's able to return before the end of the season. Grandal probably benefits the most, with regular playing time at either catcher or first base throughout the end of the regular season.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:28:09 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica (head) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, against the Colorado Rockies. Medica has missed the past two games after being hit by a pitch in the head Saturday, Aug. 9.
Fantasy Tip: Medica was swinging a hot bat before the injury. He is worth starting in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats, until he slows down.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 07:56:10 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica (head) said he is feeling better Sunday, Aug. 10, and does not have a headache.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:07:29 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica (head) said he was cleared by doctors after being hit in the head with a pitch Saturday, Aug. 9. He will be monitored for the symptoms for the next few days.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:27:46 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica (head) left the game Saturday, Aug. 9, after being hit in the head by a pitch. He walked off the field under his own power.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:21:56 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Tommy Medica went 5-for-5 with a pair of home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Aug. 1. Before the game, he had decided to use a 35-inch, 32-ounce Louisville Slugger bat belonging to C Yasmani Grandal, instead of his regular 34-inch, 31-ounce bat. "I saw a nice-looking piece of lumber," Medica said. "I picked it up, it felt good. I said, 'I'm going to try it out today.'" Manager Bud Black said Medica would be back in the starting lineup Saturday, Aug. 2.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:41:53 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica (groin) is unavailable for the game Friday, July 11, and likely will not play for the remainder of the season, due to right groin tightness. With the All-Star break coming up, he might avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:26:56 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica is hitting cleanup Monday, July 7. OF Chris Denorfia is the leadoff man.
Fantasy Tip: Medica makes an excellent daily-game play today. He has a .355 wOBA and .194 ISO against left-handed pitchers this season and the game is at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:35:50 -0700
The San Diego Padres are expected to use a platoon of 1B Tommy Medica and OF Jacob Goebbert at first base while 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) on the 15-day disabled list.