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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alejandro De Aza went 0-for-3 with a walk as the White Sox defeated the Red Sox on Tuesday.
De Aza walked and was caught stealing leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, but the White Sox walked off winners anyway. After a white-hot spring, De Aza has been cold to start the season, hitting just .167 with the conclusion of Tuesday's action. The caught stealing was only his first attempted steal of the season, after swiping 20 bags last year. Apr 15 - 11:53 PM

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Alejandro De Aza delivered an RBI single in Friday's win over the Indians.

It was his first hit since April 3. Now that Avisail Garcia is done for the season with a torn labrum, both De Aza and Dayan Viciedo will start regularly in Chicago's outfield. Jordan Danks is expected to function as a fourth outfielder.
Apr 12 - 12:12 AM

Alejandro De Aza popped his third homer in three games Thursday against the Twins.

The White Sox thought they were picking De Aza's on-base percentage and defense over Dayan Viciedo's power in left field to start the season. Imagine their surprise that De Aza has three homers already. He'll start against right-handers for the foreseeable future.
Apr 3 - 6:10 PM

Alejandro De Aza clubbed a pair of home runs in a 5-3 win over the Twins on Opening Day.

De Aza smacked a two-run shot in the second inning and later added a solo homer in the sixth. This was the first multi-homer game of his career. De Aza is set to share playing time with Dayan Viciedo in left field, but a shot start could give him the edge. The good news is that he should get more playing time than Viciedo even if the White Sox go with a straight platoon.
Mar 31 - 7:39 PM

Alejandro De Aza doubled and homered in his only two at-bats as the White Sox fell to the Cubs 4-3 on Thursday.

De Aza went back-to-back with Adam Dunn in the ninth inning against Wesley Wright, a last-ditch effort to bring the White Sox back into the game. The blast was De Aza's second of the spring and he is now hitting .383. He has certainly played his way into consideration for more playing time, and may take some away from Dayan Viciedo in left field.
Mar 27 - 5:38 PM

Alejandro De Aza had another nice day at the plate on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored as the White Sox and Rockies played to a 5-5 draw.

De Aza continues to battle Dayan Viciedo for the team's starting job in left field, and has stated his case strongly by slashing .410/.425/.564 in Cactus League play. If he does receive everyday at-bats, his combination of power and speed give him plenty of mixed league value.
Mar 24 - 12:05 AM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the spring against the Giants on Saturday.

De Aza's two-hit day raised his spring average to .400. The 29-year-old is in a fight for his life with Dayan Viciedo for a starting spot in the White Sox outfield. If the team opts to go in another direction, De Aza will likely draw interest on the trade market.
Mar 22 - 8:25 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Giants.

De Aza got the White Sox on the board in the fifth inning with an RBI single. He also stole a base. De Aza's spring average is up to .400, which is good news for the White Sox as De Aza has been garnering some trade interest.
Mar 12 - 6:21 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-3 against the Brewers on Monday.

Both hits were singles. Recent reports have indicated that the Twins are interested in De Aza, who is currently hitting .412 in the Cactus League. As the season progresses, De Aza should draw interest elsewhere as well, and could be a useful trade chip for the White Sox leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.
Mar 10 - 6:27 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Twins "have some interest" in Alejandro De Aza.

De Aza could be a fourth outfielder this season if the White Sox decide to play Dayan Viciedo every day in left field, so they're gauging interest from teams. The 29-year-old would make some sense for the Twins, as he'd be an upgrade over Alex Presley in center field. De Aza hit .264/.323/.405 with 17 homers and 20 stolen bases last season for Chicago.
Mar 9 - 10:19 AM

White Sox avoided arbitration with OF Alejandro De Aza by agreeing to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

It's De Aza's second year of arbitration eligibility. He's batted .278/.343/.421 with 30 homers and 58 steals over his last two and a half seasons for the White Sox but is slated for fourth outfielder duty in 2014.
Jan 17 - 2:01 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have "checked in" on Alejandro De Aza.

The White Sox are expected to trade De Aza with Adam Eaton now in the fold. He's projected by to make $4.4 million in his second year of arbitration this winter, which isn't too much. He would be used in left field, pushing Gregor Blanco to a backup role.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 07:52:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox will be fielding trade inquiries on Alejandro De Aza following the acquisition of Adam Eaton.

Eaton will take over in center field, leaving De Aza without a position. De Aza is projected by to make $4.4 million in his second year of arbitration this winter. It's not a bad price to pay for a guy that's batted .278/.343/.421 with 30 homers and 58 steals over his last two and a half seasons.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza singled and belted a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Dayan Viciedo's longball off of Chris Perez to lead off the ninth tied things up, and De Aza'a two-out blast gave them a brief lead that they coughed up in the bottom of the frame. De Aza has an outside shot at a 20/20 season with his 17 homers and 20 steals.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Alejandro De Aza hit his 16th homer Wednesday in the loss to the Twins.

De Aza's OBP (currently .321) has been a bit of a disappointment, but he has helped make up for it with the extra pop. He has more homers in 578 at-bats this year than he did in 870 career at-bats (13) entering the season. Oddly enough, just four of his 16 homers have come at home.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Marcus Semien
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Jeff Keppinger
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Dayan Viciedo
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Erik Johnson
5Felipe Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Ronald Belisario
4Scott Downs
5Daniel Webb
6Zach Putnam
7Maikel Cleto
8Jacob Petricka