Alonso, 27, was a 2010 American Association all-star with the now-defunct Pensacola Pelicans when he hit .335 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI. In 2011, the infielder and designated hitter batted .308 with 13 home runs and 68 RBI to help lead Grand Prairie to a league championship. Last season he combined for a .340 average, nine home runs and 68 RBI with the Lincoln Saltdogs and Grand Prairie. He also had a brief seven-game stint in the Class AAA Mexican League.
Alonso enters his ninth professional season and fourth in the American Association. He is a career .297 hitter with 534 professional games played. The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Alonso in 12th round of the 2005 draft from Polk Community College (Fla.). He hails from Winter Haven, Fla.