From The NY POST
“I just want to force somebody’s hand,” Alonso said Saturday at First Data Field. “Ever since I was a young kid, ever since I was 3 years old, I dreamt about becoming a major league baseball player. My first word was ‘ball.’ This is something I have been looking forward to my entire life and I just want it to happen.”
The 6-foot-3 Alonso said he shed 12 pounds in the offseason and reported to camp at 240. The biggest question might be whether he can handle the job defensively, after showing improvement at first base last season, albeit not enough to earn a late-season look in the big leagues.Read more here.