SD@NYM: Alonso snags den Dekker's sharp grounder

SAN DIEGO -- First baseman Yonder Alonso was placed on the disabled list Thursday with tendinitis in his right wrist. The contract of outfielder Jake Goebbert was purchased from Triple-A El Paso.

Alonso, who didn't play Tuesday in Seattle and wasn't in Wednesday's lineup, did not injure the wrist on any one specific play or at-bat, manager Bud Black said on Wednesday.

"It's not day to day ... it could be a bit longer," Black said. "We're a little more concerned with this one. This could take a number of days or weeks."

Alonso is hitting .210 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 229 at-bats. Tommy Medica got the start at first base Tuesday and Yasmani Grandal on Wednesday.

Alonso was limited to 334 at-bats last season after a right hand contusion in June sent him to the disabled list. He missed six weeks with the injury before returning in July. Alonso then essentially sat the entire month of September, not getting a single at-bat.

Black said this current injury isn't related to the hand injury from a year ago.

Goebbert was obtained last month from the A's for Kyle Blanks. Goebbert has played a handful of games at first base and can play the outfield. He's a left-handed hitter who is hitting .321 this month -- and .270 overall -- with El Paso.

Short hops

• Left-hander Robbie Erlin, on the disabled list since May 18 with elbow soreness, started his throwing program on Tuesday, playing catch from 60 feet. On Wednesday, he threw 30 pitches from 60 feet and 10 from 80 feet. He'll take Thursday off before resuming Friday. He got good news after a second MRI last week, one that showed the ligament was in good shape with no damage.

"It was nice to have some good news," he said.