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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder | #44

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / LA
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that he's not shopping outfielder Alejandro De Aza, but that he can foresee teams calling late in spring training.
The Mets likely had a bigger role in mind for De Aza when they signed him to a one-year, $5.75 million contract in December, but he's projected to be a fifth outfielder now that Yoenis Cespedes in back in the fold. It's not the worst thing in the world to have him around as bench depth, but he could be expendable if the right offer comes along. Feb 3 - 2:15 PM

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Mets signed OF Alejandro De Aza to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.

De Aza can earn an additional $1.25 million in incentives. The plan is for him to split time in center with Juan Lagares. This past season, the 31-year-old outfielder was traded from the Orioles to the Red Sox before closing out the season with the Giants. Between those three teams, he slashed .262/.333/.422 with seven homers, 35 RBI and seven steals in 325 at-bats.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 01:57:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are close to signing free agent outfielder Alejandro De Aza.

De Aza was well traveled in 2015, opening the campaign with the Orioles before being traded to the Red Sox before being traded to the Giants. He managed to hit a combined .262/.333/.422 with seven homers, 35 RBI and seven steals across 325 at-bats. There's no fantasy value here beyond very deep NL-only leagues. He'll turn 32 in April.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Alejandro De Aza hit a walkoff sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, helping the Giants outlast the Dodgers on Monday.

The win reduces the Giants' deficit in the NL West to five games with six games remaining in the season. De Aza pinch-hit for the pitcher with the winning run on third base and one out in the 12th, and he delivered a deep enough fly ball to left field to end the game. As a Giant, De Aza is batting .250/.358/.357 with three RBI in 67 plate appearances.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 02:17:00 AM

Giants acquired OF Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations from the Red Sox in exchange for LHP Luis Ysla.

San Francisco was seeking some outfield help with Hunter Pence's (oblique) recovery dragging on and they snuck a deal in just before the deadline. The Orioles gave up on De Aza after he hit just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games, but he rebounded in Boston with a .292/.347/.484 batting line, four homers and three steals over 60 contests. De Aza should be an active fourth outfielder in San Fran until Pence returns.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:14:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are "still talking" to the Red Sox about Alejandro De Aza.

Rosenthal notes that San Francisco "would prefer to add an infielder," but it's "possible" they wind up with De Aza. De Aza could offer them protection with Hunter Pence (oblique) still on the shelf and Angel Pagan's health status always shaky. The veteran outfielder has hit .292/.347/.484 in 60 games for the Red Sox.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 06:04:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have discussed a trade involving Alejandro De Aza with the Red Sox.

De Aza could be a decent piece for a contender, but he seems like an odd fit for the Dodgers since they're already loaded with outfielders. The 31-year-old has hit .313/.362/.520 over 53 games for the Red Sox since being acquired from the Orioles back in early June.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a run scored Friday against the Rays.

De Aza has made the most of his time in Boston, hitting .304 with 14 extra-base hits (including three home runs), 21 RBI, three steals, and 16 runs scored over 43 games. He's a strong possibility to be dealt at some point in August.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza stayed hot, going 3-for-4 with a triple in Monday's win versus the Blue Jays.

De Aza entered the evening having homered in three of his last four ballgames, but settled for a three-hit affair. He's on a five-game hitting streak and has been an offensive dynamo since coming over to the Red Sox at the beginning of the month. On the season, which includes his time with the Orioles, he's hitting .253/.303/.458 with six home runs and 18 RBI.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 09:44:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza hit his third home run in four days, helping the Red Sox take down the Rays on Sunday.

It was a 2-for-4 day for De Aza. He hit the second of two second-inning solo home runs off of Chris Archer. Since joining the Red Sox, De Aza is batting .288/.323/.576 in 59 at-bats. The Red Sox are likely to ride his bat while it's hot.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza hit a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

The solo shot was the only offense the Red Sox could muster against Rays starter Matt Andriese and the Rays bullpen. The home run was De Aza's fifth of the season and his second in three games. The 31-year-old could garner more playing time in a depleted Sox outfield with how well he's hit in recent days.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza lifted a three-run home run in a 2-for-4 effort Thursday as the Red Sox were felled by the Orioles.

De Aza brought the Red Sox back into the game after serving up six runs to the Orioles in the top of the fourth, belting a three-run shot off of Miguel Gonzalez in the bottom half of the inning. The Red Sox had acquired De Aza from the Orioles in an early June trade. Thus far, he's hit better in Beantown than he did in Baltimore. Overall on the season, he's hitting .232/.288/.397 with four home runs and 15 RBI.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Red Sox acquired OF Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations from the Orioles for RHP Joe Gunkel.

De Aza was designated for assignment by the O's last week after opening the season with a rough .214/.277/.359 batting line in 30 games. He seems doubtful to get much playing time in the crowded Boston outfield. Baltimore was paying him $5 million this season, which helps explain the "cash considerations" part of this swap.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 05:37:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox have acquired Alejandro De Aza from the Orioles.

There's no word yet on what the Orioles will be getting in return or how much of what's remaining on his $5 million contract they might be picking up. De Aza was designated for assignment by Baltimore last Friday after batting just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games. Boston certainly isn't an ideal landing spot for him given all the other outfield options that they have.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 09:20:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "there's said to be a bit of a market" for Alejandro De Aza.

De Aza was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday after batting .214/.277/.359 over 30 games. He's making $5 million this season, so the O's would likely have to eat some of the contract to move him in a trade. Heyman says that the Angels are not among the clubs interested in De Aza.
Fri, May 29, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Bartolo Colon
7Rafael Montero
8Logan Verrett
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Erik Goeddel
7Jenrry Mejia
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Dario Alvarez
12Jim Henderson
13Jeff Walters
14Josh Smoker