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Goebbert recalled to replace Alonso on roster

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SAN DIEGO -- With first baseman Yonder Alonso landing on the disabled list on Thursday, the Padres selected outfielder/first baseman Jake Goebbert from Triple-A El Paso to take Alonso's spot in the 25-man roster.

Goebbert, 26, was acquired from the A's in May for Kyle Blanks. Goebbert was hitting .270 with El Paso in 111 at-bats with five home runs and 18 RBIs. In June, he was hitting .321 with a .446 on-base percentage.

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Overall, Goebbert was hitting .264 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs, which includes his time with the A's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento.

The Padres will likely use Goebbert, a left-handed hitter, in a platoon with Tommy Medica at first base. Medica had the game-winning hit in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Mariners and was in the starting lineup on Thursday.

"We're going to try and get him in there and see if he could do a few things," said Padres manager Bud Black. "[Maybe] get some base hits and help us. He might play as early as this weekend. We'll try to get him acclimated as quickly as possible."

Goebbert was scheduled to start at first base for El Paso on Wednesday in Des Moines, but was scratched. He then flew to San Diego on Thursday.

"I'm grateful for the opportunities I've been given," Goebbert said. "Whenever you're traded it means someone else is looking for you and it puts you on another list, and that's always a great thing. I feel like I'm floating. It's a great experience for me. Something I'll never forget."

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Will Laws is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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