Alonso was traded from the Indians to the White Sox on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. It remains unknown as to what Cleveland is getting in return, but more details regarding the trade should be revealed shortly. Alonso slashed .250/.317/.421 with 23 homers and 83 RBI over 145 games for the Indians in 2018, and he could slot in as Chicago's everyday designated hitter, especially with Jose Abreu already a solid option at first base. Alonso does have a $9 million option for the 2020 campaign, so the White Sox could keep the 31-year-old around for at least the next two seasons, per Rosenthal.
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.