Alonso will be on the bench for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday. Alonso is hitless in six trips to the plate so far this postseason, striking out four times. Edwin Encarnacion will play first base Monday, with Yandy Diaz taking over as the designated hitter.
Alonso is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Kansas City, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Alonso started seven of the last eight games and was 11-for-28 (.393 average) with four RBI in his last 31 plate appearances. The 31-year-old enters the final game of the regular season with a .250/.316/.421 slash line with 23 home runs and 83 RBI. Yandy Diaz will bat sixth and start at first base.
Alonso is out of the starting lineup against the Royals on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Alonso will receive a breather after going 2-for-6 with a double and one run scored during Wednesday's victory. In his absence, Yandy Diaz will start at first base and bat sixth.
Alonso is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. Alonso is one of eight starters to be rested Sunday after Cleveland clinched the division the night before. Yandy Diaz will start at first base.
Alonso is not in the lineup Friday against the left-handed Matt Boyd and the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Since Yandy Diaz was called up in mid-August, Alonso hasn't started against a single southpaw. Diaz will get the call at first base again Friday.