"He's going to get a feel for getting back into action," said Padres manager Bud Black. "We're happy the hand is healing. It's close.
"All the [CT] scans that have taken place, it has shown the bone is healing. There's less pain. And he feels good."
After Friday, the Padres play nine consecutive games before the All-Star break. Black said the team has no plans to simply give Alonso the All-Star break to give his hand additional time to heal.
"When you're ready, you're ready," Black said. "But again, we're going to do the most prudent thing."
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.