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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 on Wednesday and is in a 2-for-28 slump.
De Aza homered twice on Opening Day and three times in opening series against the Twins, but he has just one homer since, that coming back on April 28. He's struggled to hit for average all along, and he's currently at .179 for the season. The White Sox don't have much in the way of outfield alternatives, so they'll keep running him out there against righties for now. He should snap out of it at some point. May 21 - 10:59 PM

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Alejandro De Aza hit his fourth homer of the year Monday in the win over the Rays.

It was his fourth homer of the year, but his first in 25 days; the previous three all came in the season-opening series against the Twins. De Aza has struggled mightily since those first few days, and if not for Avisail Garcia's injury, he'd probably find himself on the bench most of the time right now. As is, he'll continue to start in left field against most righties.
Apr 29 - 12:00 AM

Alejandro De Aza hit his fourth homer of the year Monday in the win over the Rays.

It was his fourth homer of the year, but his first in 25 days; the previous three all came in the season-opening series against the Twins. De Aza has struggled mightily since those first few days, and if not for Avisail Garcia's injury, he'd probably find himself on the bench most of the time right now. As is, he'll continue to start in left field against most righties.
Apr 28 - 11:59 PM

Alejandro De Aza went hitless again in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

He finished the night 0-for-3 with a strikeout and is now hitting a paltry .167/.196/.352 on the season. If he continues to struggle, Jordan Danks could start stealing playing time away from him in the White Sox outfield.
Apr 18 - 11:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Dayan Viciedo
2Moises Sierra
3Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Taylor Thompson
10Andre Rienzo