Padres GM says Alonso has broken hand

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso was placed on the disabled list on Thursday, and on Friday general manager Josh Byrnes said during a radio interview on 1090-AM that Alonso has a fractured hand.
Byrnes said in the interview that Alonso could miss a month, although the Padres have not released a timetable for his return.
Alonso, who was injured when he was hit by a pitch last week, is hitting .284 with six homers.
Kyle Blanks was scheduled to go to the Triple-A, but when Alonso was put on the disabled list, Blanks was kept on the Padres' roster.