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31 Alejandro De Aza RF
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 4/11/1984 | Birthplace: Guaymate, DR | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,075,000 | Owned/Started%: 12/8 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Alejandro De Aza showing up Hanley Ramirez in OF for Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9:34 am ET) When Hanley Ramirez returns from his wrist injury, which could be soon, he will be back in left field and Alejandro De Aza will assume his spot on the bench.

And that's not good for the Red Sox defense.

Ramirez has cost the team 14 runs in the field, more than any player at any position in the majors, according to Fangraphs.com. His inexperience, poor route-running and lack of assuredness have combined for disaster. He grades out at minus-0.3 WAR despite leading the team with 15 home runs and 38 RBI.

DeAza has provided welcome relief. He saved two runs in the sixth inning of a 3-1 win over Toronto on Monday night by snagging a gapper off the bat of Jose Bautista and adding a sweet catch to take a single away from Josh Donaldson in the ninth inning. Never mind that he's also 9-for-19 at the plate.

"He's got very good range. He can run," John Farrell told the Boston Herald. "...The range he showed tonight was as good as you're probably going to see from a left fielder."

Ramirez, on the other hand, has played the outfield like a designated hitter. But the presence of David Ortiz in that role means that Ramirez will return to left field when healthy.


Alejandro De Aza hits in fifth straight for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Alejandro De Aza has started the last five games in left field for the Red Sox and is making sure that the team doesn't miss Hanley Ramirez. 

Ramirez has been out with a wrist injury, and De Aza has hit in all five games since taking over the left field job. 

De Aza went 3 for 4 with a triple--his fourth of the year--in Monday's win over Toronto. De Aza is 9 for 19 with four runs and six RBI over the last five games. 


Wrist keeps Hanley Ramirez out of Red Sox lineup for fifth day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game. It's the fifth straight start Ramirez has missed, as he copes with a left wrist injury. 

Ramirez had an MRI on Sunday, which was clear, and was back with the team on Monday, but Alejandro De Aza will start in his place for the fifth day in a row. 

Manager John Farrell said that Ramirez will not go on the disabled list. Farrell is hopeful that Ramirez will be able to go through his swinging progression and return to the lineup by Thursday, per the Providence Journal.

"He didn't feel completely confident that everything was cleared up in there,'' Farrell said of Ramirez's wrist . "But I think the MRI has given him some peace of mind that there's nothing structurally going on. He's dealing with some swelling from the bone bruise and maybe a little bit of residual swelling that's there.'


Red Sox LF Alejandro De Aza extends hit streak to four games


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) With a multi-hit effort on Sunday, Red Sox left fielder Alejandro De Aza extended his hit streak to four games.

De Aza went 2 for 4 with a home run in his team's win over the Rays.

Over his last four games, De Aza is hitting .400 with three home runs and six RBI.


Alejandro De Aza homers for second time in three games for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Red Sox left fielder Alejandro De Aza hit a solo home run in the eighth inning for Boston's only run in Saturday's loss to Tampa. 

De Aza went 1 for 3 and has hits and RBI in each of the last three games. He homered for the fifth time this year and second time in three games. 

After five RBI in the last three games, De Aza now has 17 on the year. 


Red Sox OF Alejandro De Aza homers against former team


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Red Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza homered against his former team Thursday. However, it wasn't enough, as Baltimore ended up with an 8-6 win.

De Aza, who started the season with Baltimore, parked a three-run homer off Miguel Gonzalez in the fourth inning. It was his fourth home run this season and first since joining the Boston roster in early June.

De Aza went 2 for 4 with one strikeout Thursday. He is batting .271 (13 for 48) with one home run, two triples, three doubles and eight RBI in 16 games (11 starts) with Boston.


Alejandro de Aza drives in three for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Red Sox left fielder Alejandro De Aza drove in three runs in Tuesday's win over Atlanta. 

De Aza went 2 for 4 with a run scored. He doubled, his sixth of the year, tripled, his second, and reached 11 RBI on the season. 

It ended an RBI drought for De Aza, who hadn't driven in a run since June 7, a span of eight games. 


LF Alejandro De Aza makes debut for Red Sox


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Newly acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza will make his debut for the Red Sox on Friday, playing left field and hitting eighth. 

de Aza was traded to the Red Sox on Wednesday after the Orioles had designated him for assignment. The 31-year-old De Aza hit just .214 in 30 games with the Orioles after batting .293 in 20 games with Baltimore in 2014.


Orioles trade outfielder Alejandro De Aza to Red Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) The Orioles traded outfielder Alejandro De Aza to the Red Sox on Wednesday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. De Aza was designated for assignment last week.

The 31-year-old De Aza hit just .214 in 30 games with the Orioles after batting .293 in 20 games with Baltimore in 2014.

In eight MLB seasons, De Aza has played for the White Sox, Marlins and Orioles. He has a career .265/.328/.401/.728 slash line.

"He gave them a little over a year of really good production for them in Baltimore," Farrell said of De Aza, per WEEI.com. “Given our reserve group of players, with Daniel Nava being down, De Aza has been in that role a little bit in Baltimore where he has come off the bench. He has been a little bit of a platoon player. I'm not saying De Aza is going to come in here and platoon in left with Hanley [Ramirez]. But at the same time we've got a veteran, a guy who can run, a guy than can play all three outfield positions."

The Orioles announced they are receiving minor-league right-hander Joe Gunkel in exchange for De Aza.


Trade market limited for Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The trade market for fading Orioles outfielder Alejandro De Aza is limited, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has reported. Even the Angels, who would appear to be an ideal fit, are not interested.

De Aza was designated for assignment Wednesday after a miserable start to this season in which he compiled a slash line of .214/.277/.359. He has been especially unproductive recently with one hit in his last 14 at-bats.


Outfielder Alejandro De Aza designated for assignment by Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) The Orioles have designated outfielder Alejandro De Aza for assignment on Wednesday. De Aza has struggled this season to the tune of a .214/.277/.359 batting line with three home runs and seven. He also had 34 strikeouts compared to just seven walks in 103 at-bats. 

De Aza was acquired by the Orioles from the White Sox in August 2014. 

"We know he's capable of better and he'll probably be able to do that somewhere else, but we kind of got into a situation where we had to make a move," manager Buck Showalter said, per MASNSports.com. "It's not going to be the first time, either. We're going to have some more of those coming up, some tough ones with other people coming back to us. That's also why we had to acquire players for the depth that we've had to have for the first part of the season."

The move opens up a spot for infielder Ryan Flaherty, who was activated from the disabled list.


Orioles rest outfielders Delmon Young, Travis Snider


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) The Orioles rested two starting outfielders on Sunday. 

Left fielder Travis Snider is out of the starting lineup, replaced by David Lough.

Lough will bat second and play left for the seventh time this year.

In right field, Delmon Young is out of the lineup, replaced by Alejandro De Aza. It's De Aza's eighth start, and he'll bat eighth in the lineup. 


Travis Snider replaces Alejandro De Aza in Orioles' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) The Orioles held left fielder Alejandro De Aza out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. It's the second straight game and fifth time in the last six that De Aza has been replaced in left field. 

Travis Snider gets his seventh start of the year in left. He'll bat eighth. 


O's move Paredes back to No. 2 hole; Jones to bat third, De Aza sixth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter shuffled the batting order again Saturday night against the Angles, moving Jimmy Paredes back to the No. 2 hole, followed by Adam Jones in the No. 3 spot, per the team's official website.

Paredes has started 17 games at the second spot in the order. Alejandro De Aza, who batted second in back-to-back games, was dropped to the No. 6 hole.

Baltimore is favored (-130) at home against the Angels, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles' Delmon Young gets day off on Wednesday vs. Blue Jays


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) After starting six straight games, Orioles outfielder Delmon Young is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays. Young has just five hits over those six games, so manager Buck Showalter thought it best to give him a day off (he actually gets two days off with the team off on Thursday).

David Lough will take over in left field on Wednesday, while Alejandro De Aza covers right field. Adam Jones will hit cleanup in the batting order.


Orioles play Steve Pearce over Alejandro De Aza on Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) The Orioles chose one struggling left fielder over another Monday against Toronto. Steve Pearce is set to play. Alejandro De Aza is set to sit.

Pearce is 2-for-16 in May. De Aza hasn't had a multi-hit performance since April 15 and is 5-for-41 in his last 12 games.


Orioles' Alejandro De Aza slugs third home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Orioles outfielder Alejandro De Aza went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Yankees Saturday.

De Aza hit the third of three homers by the Orioles in the third and fourth innings to give his team an insurmountable 4-0 lead. The homer was his first since the first week of the season and just his second hit in May.

De Aza has hit .222/.263/.403 with three home runs, six RBI and two stolen bases in 72 at-bats.


Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza back in lineup, right field Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) After being held out of the starting lineup the last two games for the Orioles, Alejandro De Aza was back in there for manager Buck Showalter on Wednesday against the Mets. De Aza started in right field and hit leadoff against Mets' starter Jacob deGrom.

De Aza has been scuffling at the plate lately, collecting just three hits in his last 24 at-bats. But he returns to the lineup Wednesday, affording Delmon Young a day of rest.


Alejandro De Aza misses second straight for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day on Sunday. 

In his place, Travis Snider starts in left for the second time this season. He'll bat seventh in the order. 


Rey Navarro, Alejandro De Aza out of Orioles' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Second baseman Rey Navarro and left fielder Alejandro De Aza are out of the lineup for the Orioles's game on Saturday. 

Navarro had started four straight games in place of injured Ryan Flaherty, but Steve Pearce makes his second straight start at second base. He's batting fifth in the lineup. 

David Lough gets his third start of the season in left and just the second in the last 13 games. He's batting eighth. 


Caleb Joseph, Alejandro De Aza, Travis Snider out of Orioles' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) The Orioles will rest three starters in Sunday's game against Boston. 

Catcher Caleb Joseph, left fielder Alejandro De Aza and right fielder Travis Snider, who have combined for 36 starts this season at their respective positions, are all out of the lineup.

Ryan Lavarnway gets his fifth start of the year at catcher, batting eighth. Delmon Young is in right, batting fourth. It's his fourth start of the year but third in four days.

Steve Pearce will play left, starting for the third time this year. He's batting sixth. 

The Orioles are +100 money line underdogs at home against Boston. 


Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza returns to lineup Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Orioles outfielder Alejandro De Aza is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, according to Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. 

De Aza was given the day off on Thursday. De Aza has been enduring a 2-for-23 slump over his past six games and hasn't recorded a hit in his last 15 at-bats. De Aza will bat leadoff for the Orioles on Friday. 

Rey Navarro will hit seventh and catcher Caleb Joseph will bat eighth. Outfielder Adam Jones is hitting cleanup. 


Orioles give slumping Alejandro De Aza the night off


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) The Orioles gave the night off to struggling left fielder Alejandro De Aza on Thursday against the Blue Jays. Delmon Young will start in left field and hit fifth in the lineup.

De Aza has been held without a hit in his last 15 at-bats and is in the mired in a 2-for-23 slump over his past six games. He is hitting .240/.269/.420 with two homers and four RBI in 12 games.


Delmon Young gets start in left for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Delmon Young is in the Orioles starting lineup for the first time since April 14. 

Young starts in left field for the first time this season on Sunday. Alejandro De Aza is out of the lineup.

Chris Davis starts at first base for the second straight game, with Jimmy Paredes at DH.  


Orioles' Alejandro De Aza batting ninth Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Orioles left fielder Alejandro De Aza is batting ninth in Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

De Aza has excelled out of the leadoff spot this season, but will shift to the bottom of the lineup with lefty CC Sabathia on the mound. He said Tuesday he's comfortable batting leadoff, masnsports.com reports.

"Yes, that is something I've been doing for a long time in the minor leagues and a couple of years in the big leagues. Very comfortable hitting there," De Aza said.

De Aza has hit .333/.357/.593 with two home runs, four RBI and one stolen base in six games.