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Alejandro De Aza | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Alejandro De Aza launched a two-run homer and scored twice in a win over the Rays on Opening Day on Monday.

He also struck out three times, but let's focus on the positive here. De Aza figures to be the Orioles' primary leadoff hitter vs. righties this season, which could make him a sneaky play in deeper mixed leagues. The soon-to-be 30-year-old is capable of a 10-homer, 20-steal season and should score a bunch of runs if he can justify his place in the lineup.
Apr 6 - 6:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman