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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Aug 17 - 5:30 PM

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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.
Jul 31 - 11:00 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.
Jun 29 - 9:44 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.
Jun 28 - 4:50 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.
Jun 27 - 6:36 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.
Jun 25 - 4:53 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.
Jun 3 - 5:37 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.
Jun 3 - 9:20 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.
May 29 - 12:10 PM

Orioles designated OF Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

He played really well for the O's last year down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs, but they've decided to cut him loose after his slow start in 2015. De Aza, who batted leadoff for Baltimore on Opening Day, has hit just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games this season and was seeing his playing time dwindle. He's making $5 million this season, which means he'll almost surely clear waivers.
May 27 - 2:15 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 0-for-3 from the ninth spot in the Orioles order on Monday.

De Aza is just 8-for-42 in May (.190), bringing his overall average down to .216. He's already lost some playing time against right-handers, and it looks like he's in position to lose more to David Lough and Travis Snider.
May 25 - 4:35 PM

Alejandro De Aza is not in the Orioles starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

It's a routine day off for the struggling outfielder who is batting just .219/.265/.375 with two homers and four RBI on the season. David Lough is drawing the start in his place in left field and will bat eighth against Chris Archer.
May 2 - 2:53 PM

Alejandro De Aza is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday night versus the Blue Jays.

It's just a day of rest for De Aza, who has served as the O's leadoff man in 11 of their 15 games this season. David Lough will get a look at leadoff Thursday.
Apr 23 - 3:34 PM

Alejandro De Aza is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Steve Pearce is in left field, with Delmon Young handling designated hitter duties versus left-hander Mark Buehrle. Everth Cabrera has assumed the leadoff spot in De Aza's absence.
Apr 10 - 12:29 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 as the Orioles fell 2-0 to the Rays on Wednesday.

De Aza accounted for two of the Orioles' three hits on the evening. He singled in the sixth and was erased on a double play, then led off the ninth with an infield single but was stranded. De Aza hit eight home runs and stole 17 bases last season. With the potential to post double digits in both categories, De Aza quietly has mixed league appeal.
Apr 8 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
CF1Mookie Betts
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Alejandro De Aza
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Jean Machi
6Robbie Ross
7Tommy Layne
8Heath Hembree
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro