ANAHEIM As Yonder Alonso was preparing for the 2017 season last winter, he was tackling another challenge too. Over the course of three months, the As first baseman gathered his thoughts and pieced together a fascinating first-person account for The Players Tribune about his childhood experience defecting
ANAHEIM – Ask anyone in baseball about Yonder Alonso and they'll tell you two things about him. He plays terrific defense at first base, and he doesn't hit for much power. And that's been a knock against him, because first base is a position where you want to get some home runs. The Alonso
The A's starter has been one of the few bright spots for Oakland this season.