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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alejandro De Aza had a three-run homer and a sac fly as the Orioles trounced the Yankees 10-2 on Saturday.
De Aza has hit in four straight games after opening the spring 2-for-21. He'll be the Orioles' left fielder and leadoff man against right-handed pitchers this year. How much he plays against lefties will probably hinge on his overall performance. Mar 28 - 4:23 PM

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Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run homer from the leadoff spot Friday against the Blue Jays.

De Aza played mostly left field last year and Travis Snider played mostly right for the Pirates, but the Orioles had De Aza in right and Snider in left today. They'll likely look at both in both spots before making a call on the regular-season alignment. For fantasy purposes, it doesn't really matter what route they go.
Mar 6 - 6:04 PM

Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza has been awarded $5 million through arbitration.

The panel of arbitrators sided with the Orioles in this one, as opposed to the $5.65 million that De Aza was seeking. The 30-year-old outfielder slashed .293/.341/.537 with three homers and 10 RBI in 20 games down the stretch for the O's in 2014. He'll at least be on the strong side of a platoon in left field to begin the season.
Feb 21 - 10:01 AM

Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports that Alejandro De Aza and the Orioles went to an arbitration hearing in St. Petersburg on Friday.

A decision is expected by Saturday evening. De Aza requested $5.65 million and was offered $5 million from the O's. Despite a strong second half with the club in 2014, he'll have to fight for playing time in a crowded outfield this spring and could wind up in a platoon situation.
Feb 20 - 7:21 PM

Alejandro De Aza requested $5.65 million and was offered $5 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected De Aza to earn $5.9 million in his final year of arbitration, so his request seems more than reasonable. The two sides seem likely to work something out.
Jan 16 - 5:29 PM

Alejandro De Aza finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Orioles were victims of a 6-5 walk-off loss versus the Yankees on Thursday.

De Aza hit the latter half of back-to-back home runs with Nick Markakis to begin the ballgame. The outfielder has been wonderful for the Orioles since joining them just before the waiver deadline at the end of August. In 81 plate appearances in Baltimore, De Aza is hitting .311/.363/.568 with three home runs, 10 RBI, two stolen bases, and 11 runs scored in 81 plate appearances.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza had a terrific night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

He has been seemingly rejuvenated since arriving in a deadline deal from the White Sox, hitting safely in 12 of his first 13 games and .352 (19-for-54) overall with two homers and nine RBI.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing triple as the Orioles topped the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

If there was any doubt the Orioles would clinch on Tuesday, De Aza erased it by clearing the bases with his seventh-inning triple -- his third in 12 games since joining the Orioles. De Aza has hit well for the Orioles since joining them on August 30, slashing .327/.377/.612 with a pair of homers and stolen bases and nine RBI.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:27:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI triples as the Orioles swept Friday's doubleheader from the Yankees.

This after having two hits and a walk in the first game. De Aza is now batting .394 (13-for-33) with five extra-base hits, six RBI, two stolen bases, and five runs scored since coming over from the White Sox. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has used him exclusively near the top of the order, so he's well worth a try in deeper mixed leagues right now.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza hit two home runs and drove in three runs in the Orioles' 4-1 defeat of the Red Sox on Tuesday.

De Aza finished 3-for-4 with 10 total bases, as he also doubled in the victory. The home runs both came off Red Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo, swatting a two-run blast in the first inning before knocking a solo shot in the third. The move to the Orioles has revived De Aza, as he's gone 8-for-20 in five games since the trade from the White Sox.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Orioles acquired OF Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox for RHPs Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar.

De Aza has good speed and can play all three outfield positions, making him a nice addition to the Baltimore bench for the stretch run. The 30-year-old was batting .243/.309/.354 with 15 stolen bases in 122 games this season for the White Sox. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the third and final time this winter. Chalas and Blackmar are non-prospects.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza is back in the White Sox' lineup Wednesday.

De Aza sat out Tuesday after fouling a ball off his left knee Monday. The outfielder is sporting a .240/.308/.354 batting line with five homers, 30 RBI and 14 stolen bases for the White Sox this season.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza (knee) is expected back in the White Sox' lineup Wednesday.

De Aza sat out Tuesday after fouling a ball off his left knee Monday, but he's feeling better. The outfielder is batting .240/.308/.354 with five homers, 30 RBI and 14 stolen bases for the White Sox this season.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Alejandro De Aza (knee) is out of the White Sox starting lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers.

De Aza left Monday night's game after suffering a left knee bruise. He is considered day-to-day.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza left Monday's game versus the Rangers with a bruised left knee.

It's not clear how he was injured or how long he might be out. The White Sox should provide an update on De Aza's status later Monday or Tuesday.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
4Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Logan Verrett
8Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Chaz Roe
10Cesar Cabral
11Mark Hendrickson