Alonso returned from the Family Medical Emergency List on Monday. Alonso had missed the last three games while on leave. To make room for his return, Cleveland optioned Greg Allen to Triple-A Columbus.
Alonso was put on the Family Medical Emergency List and will miss 3-to-7 days. Alonso will miss all three games of Cleveland's series with the Twins. The Indians chose to use this as their corresponding move to Tyler Naquin's reinstatement from the 10-day DL (hamstring).
Alonso is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Minnesota, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Alonso will get the night off following nine straight starts as Erik Gonzalez is set to handle first base during the series opener. Over 65 games this season, Alonso is hitting .248/.323/.446 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI.
Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Alonso doesn't typically hit the bench against right-handed pitching, but the Indians elected to give him a day off against Kyle Gibson following a string of eight consecutive starts. Edwin Encarnacion will man first base in place of Alonso, who went 10-for-31 with two home runs and seven RBI over that eight-game stretch to prop his OPS up to .769 for the season.
Alonso went 2-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Astros. Alonso contributed with a clutch solo home run in the bottom of the 13th to tie the game at nine. Following Sunday's matchup, he sits with 11 home runs and 30 RBI through his first 50 games of the 2018 campaign. Despite hitting .234, the 31-year-old figures to continue hitting for power moving forward.