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Red Sox acquire Alejandro De Aza from Orioles

Alejandro De Aza

Baltimore Orioles’ Alejandro De Aza races to third base on a one run triple against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)


Boston being in the market for outfield help would have seem far-fetched at the beginning of the season, but the Red Sox’s depth situation has changed and now Ken Rosenthal of reports that they’ve acquired Alejandro De Aza from the Orioles.

De Aza was designated for assignment by Baltimore last week after getting off to a poor start, but the Orioles liked him enough to give him $5 million for this season. He’s a 31-year-old career .265 hitter with a .728 OPS who can play all three outfield spots with plus speed and is more effective when spotted mostly versus right-handed pitching.

De Aza is a very solid player in a part-time role and stretched as a regular. His presence also allows the Red Sox to avoid calling up younger players like Jackie Bradley Jr. for short-term help.

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