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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder | #57

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / LA
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Athletics released OF Alejandro De Aza.
Mark Canha and Jaff Decker are projected to open the season as the A's backup outfielders, so De Aza will try to find work elsewhere. The soon-to-be 32-year-old was in camp this spring on a non-guaranteed minor league deal, and he should be able to find another one on the free agent market. De Aza is a .261/.328/.398 career hitter in the major leagues. Mar 27 - 12:08 PM

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Alejandro De Aza is expected to opt out of his contract with the Athletics.

De Aza signed a non-guaranteed minor league deal in January that would have paid him a $1.75 million salary if he were to crack the A's major league roster, but it looks like Mark Canha and Jaff Decker will be the backup outfielders in Oakland. There should be something more official by Monday afternoon.
Mar 27 - 8:45 AM

Alejandro De Aza would make a $1.75 million salary for 2017 if he's in the majors with the Athletics.

De Aza signed a minor league deal with the Athletics earlier this month. He's turning 33 in April and batted just .205/.297/.321 across 267 plate appearances with the Mets last season, but he gives the A's a potential depth option across all three outfield spots. Odds are he ends up making the Opening Day roster as a bench player.
Jan 31 - 1:03 PM

Athletics signed OF Alejandro De Aza to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

De Aza hit only .205/.297/.321 last season with the Mets and will turn 33 just after Opening Day, but he's been plenty useful in a part-time role before. He should have a pretty decent chance to win a bench job with Oakland.
Jan 20 - 1:13 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI to help the Mets hold off the Cardinals 10-6 on Thursday.

De Aza did his damage with a pair of swings, knocking a two-run single in the fourth before swatting a three-run home run an inning later. The homer was the fifth for De Aza on the year. The 32-year-old may get a little bit more run with Jay Bruce day to day, but when Bruce returns it'll be back to the bench for De Aza. And rightfully so, as the outfielder is hitting .196/.291/.324 on the year.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

De Aza got a start in center field and batted leadoff in the game, and he hit the two-run bomb off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning. Yoenis Cespedes pinch-hit for him late in the game, a symbolic sign of things to come for the 32-year-old, who will be pushed even further back on the depth chart with the return of Cespedes and the recent acquisition of Jay Bruce. De Aza hasn't helped his cause, batting .211/.300/.323 when he has gotten into the lineup this year.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:18:00 PM

The Mets have not considered designating Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

At least not yet. De Aza has given the Mets nothing this year, hitting just .170 across 88 at-bats. He endured another frustrating night Saturday against the Braves, going 0-for-3 and botching a bunt attempt in embarrassing fashion. De Aza only got the start Saturday because Brandon Nimmo's flight to Atlanta didn't arrive until late in the afternoon. De Aza will continue to serve as outfield depth.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza worked out at first base on Thursday.

De Aza also got some reps there on Wednesday. The 32-year-old has never played first base in a major league game. You can't blame De Aza for trying to earn more playing time by learning a new position, but it's hard to see him getting much run at first with Lucas Duda playing an every-day role.
Thu, May 19, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

De Aza jumpstarted the Mets in the lead-off role, getting on base three times and scoring twice. He also stole a base. The Mets entered the game ranked 29th in the league in stolen bases, so they've been selective when it comes to the run game. De Aza's second stolen base was only the Mets' fifth of the year. He is now hitting .207/.281/.345 in 32 plate appearances.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s win over the Indians.

The Mets had just two home runs over their first eight games this season, but they managed four on Friday, including three in the fifth inning. Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker also went deep in the frame. De Aza was 0-for-7 in sporadic playing time over the first week and a half of the season, but he got a chance to start in center field Friday while Cespedes was in the DH spot. We’re not expecting much fantasy value in this role, but he could get another start this weekend with right-handers Josh Tomlin and Corey Kluber going for Cleveland.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Alejandro De Aza will start in left field against the Royals on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Michael Conforto will remain in the DH spot while Juan Lagares will be on the bench. The full lineup for New York: Curtis Granderson RF, David Wright 3B, Yoenis Cespedes CF, Lucas Duda 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Conforto DH, Asdrubal Cabrera SS, Travis d'Arnaud C, De Aza LF. Noah Syndergaard will start for New York while Chris Young gets the ball for the defending World Series champions.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza singled and walked twice in three plate appearances Thursday.

De Aza hasn't hurt his trade value while going 10-for-22 with three doubles and four walks this spring. The Mets would like to shed his $5.75 million salary, just like they did Ruben Tejada and his $3 million salary.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 03:54:00 PM

ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is hearing a "half-dozen" teams are interested in acquiring Alejandro De Aza.

The Mets have been shopping De Aza since Yoenis Cespedes re-signed in January. The reason a deal hasn't come to fruition yet is because the Mets are insisting their trade partner take on De Aza's entire $5.75 million salary. De Aza hit .262 with seven homers and 35 RBI last year as a platoon player for the Red Sox, Orioles and Giants.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-3 with a double as the Mets' leadoff man Sunday.

The Mets aren't going to have much of anything for De Aza to do as long as the rest of their outfielders stay healthy, so a trade remains a possibility here. Still, they don't seem in any hurry to move him, even though does so could save them more than $5 million.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets haven't received calls about Alejandro De Aza and aren't currently shopping him.

That could obviously change as spring training unfolds. The Mets were originally planning for De Aza to have a significant role when they signed him to a one-year, $5.75 million contract in December, but things changed after the club surprised the baseball world by bringing back Yoenis Cespedes. Depth never hurts, but now De Aza is in line for a fifth outfielder role. They'll surely listen to offers.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 03:18:00 PM

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1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
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RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Ryon Healy
2Mark Canha
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PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Jesse Hahn
6Chris Bassitt
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PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
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3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Frankie Montas
9Bobby Wahl
10Josh Smith
11Zach Neal