Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 1 day ago

De Aza was designated for assignment Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

De Aza's .214/.277/.359 batting line likely played a big role in his removal from the 40-man roster. A spot was needed for the addition of Ryan Flaherty on the 40-man, and it appears the club has elected to keep the other combination of outfielders. Considering his $5 million contract, it's a bit surprising that the team made the move, but he'll now go on waivers and, if unclaimed, would likely be reassigned to the minors.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 5 days ago

De Aza is out of the lineup Saturday.

Travis Snider will get the start in left field Saturday as De Aza is out of the lineup for the third time in six games. He is unquestionably a part-time player at the moment, and his production when he is in the lineup is lacking (.229/.295/.385).

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 1 week ago

De Aza is out of the lineup Wednesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Steve Pearce will get the start in left field with Rey Navarro starting at second base Wednesday. De Aza is coming off a three-hit game Tuesday, but bright moments have been few and far between for De Aza since the first couple weeks of the season.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 2 weeks ago

De Aza is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

De Aza went 2-for-10 with a walk while starting the last three games, but will give way to Travis Snider in left field Sunday. While it appears De Aza still has a grasp on a regular lineup spot, his on-base percentage sits at a grisly .261 a month and a half through the season, which may prompt manager Buck Showalter to keep him on the bench with more frequency.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 2 weeks ago

De Aza is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

De Aza's absence comes as no surprise, given that he was only in the lineup for four of the previous 10 games, and the Orioles are facing left-handed Mark Buehrle on Tuesday. De Aza started the year on the better side of a platoon, but he now seems to be more of a part-time player, as he's struggled since the beginning of the season.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 2 weeks ago

De Aza is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

De Aza appears to be receiving a standard day off Monday, with Steve Pearce starting in left field in his place. He's struggled a bit at the plate to begin the season, slashing just .211/.250/.382 with one home run, 11 runs and six RBI.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 3 weeks ago

De Aza was back in left field Saturday and hitting eighth, going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.

It's his first homer since April 11, and first RBI since April 13. He's had a rough start to his Baltimore tenure, but hopefully for anyone with shares in De Aza, Saturday's blast is the start of a hot streak.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 3 weeks ago

De Aza is out of the lineup Friday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Travis Snider gets the start in left field Friday and while De Aza will likely see several starts per week going forward, he has not taken the left field job and run with it like his owners may have hoped.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 3 weeks ago

De Aza is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

De Aza has now started just one of the last five games, even though the Orioles haven't faced a southpaw since April. He may eventually have the chance to move back into a platoon role, but for now, he's essentially just the team's fourth outfielder.

Alejandro De Aza OF BAL 3 weeks ago

De Aza is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

De Aza is out of the lineup for a third straight game, even with Steve Pearce (illness) also unavailable. The Orioles are starting defensively-inept Delmon Young in right field for a matchup with a right-handed pitcher, which is about as bad of a sign as possible for De Aza's future with the team.