Yonder Alonso will have to earn 1B job

Padres manager Bud Black said Yonder Alonso will not be handed the first base job and will have to earn it with a strong camp.

Alonso's chief competition should come from Jesus Guzman. The reality, though, is that it would be very surprising if Alonso isn't at first base on Opening Day. Black added that if the youngster does win the job, he'll probably bat fifth or sixth in the lineup. Playing in Petco and having a questionable power ceiling, Alonso isn't a terribly exciting fantasy prospect for 2012.

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