Alonso breaks foot in practice

Florida baseball suffered a big injury on Tuesday in practice.

Pete Alonso broke his foot in practice on Tuesday, and there is no timetable set for his return, as first reported by FightinGators. It’s the same foot that Alonso suffered a stress fracture in during fall practice.

He was set to start the year as the cleanup hitter for No. 2 Florida while splitting time between first base and right field. Alonso hit .264 last season with four home runs and 32 RBIs. He got better as the season went on, hitting .290 with all four of his home runs and 23 of his RBIs in Southeastern Conference play.

Alonso went to the Northwoods League over the summer and was named the league’s MVP. He hit .354 with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs. His 18 home runs set the record for a Madison Mallards player.

The Gators open their season at home on Friday against Rhode Island at 7 p.m.

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