Yonder Alonso’s strange return

OAKLAND — Before Tuesday night's game between the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners

OAKLAND — Before Tuesday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners, Yonder Alonso found himself holding court in the unfamiliar visitor’s dugout at the Coliseum.

“It’s definitely a little, obviously, [it’s a] surreal moment,” Alonso explained, a couple of days after the A’s had sent him to the M’s.

“I’ve been here for almost two years and I’m just excited and grateful, obviously, for the opportunity that Oakland gave me,” Alonso added. “[The team] opened doors to me and my family. Now, it’s my new chapter and new beginnings with a great team – a team that has a chance to, obviously, to play further than September.”

Phegley swings off tee

Josh Phegley, on the 10-day disabled list since July 25 with a strained oblique, swung off the tee on Tuesday. Melvin said he was encouraged, noting that swinging is the final step in the recovery from an oblique manager. Melvin doesn’t know yet when Phegley will take part in live batting practice.

An update on Gossett

Asked about the recent demotion of Daniel Gossett, Melvin said the club sent him to Triple-A because the A’s want to keep the top prospect pitching every five days.

“My guess is we’ll see him at some point,” Melvin said. “I’m just not sure when.”

kbuscheck@sfexaminer.comBob Melvindaniel gossettJosh PhegleyMLBOakland A'sSeattle Marinersyonder alonso

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Thousands flood Mission District for youth-led George Floyd protest

As civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd continued Wednesday in… Continue reading

Vallejo police officer kills SF man after mistaking hammer for gun

A Vallejo police officer fatally shot a man suspected of looting who… Continue reading

Breed closes nearly $250M budget deficit in current fiscal year

Cuts include street repaving, firefighting hose tender trucks, childcare subsidies

DA drops charges against man seen in video of officer using knee restraint

Footage leads to calls for SF police to explicity ban move used in death of George Floyd

SF federal appeals court overturns U.S. EPA approval of herbicide made by Monsanto

The fact that the Trump EPA approved these uses of dicamba highlights how tightly the pesticide industry controls EPA’s pesticide-approval process.

Most Read