Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 2 days ago

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

David Lough will replace De Aza in left field and in the leadoff spot for the Orioles on Thursday. He had a really hot start to the season, but now has just three hits in his last 23 at-bats, so it's understandable that he will get his second day off in the last three games. That said, he should still get the bulk of the starts in left going forward.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 4 days ago

De Aza is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

With left-handed Mark Buehrle taking the hill for Toronto, De Aza will unsurprisingly give way to Delmon Young in left field. De Aza probably won't get many starts against southpaws this season, but he did get one against New York's C.C. Sabathia last week. The Orioles aren't scheduled to face another lefty until Sunday's game against Wade Miley and the Red Sox, but that contest will kick off a stretch of three southpaws in four days.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 6 days ago

De Aza is not in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

De Aza's absence is a bit out of the ordinary, as the Orioles are taking on right-hander Rick Porcello on Sunday afternoon. The regular left-fielder is just 7-for-34 with zero extra-base hits in his career against Porcello, however, so the move does make sense from a matchup standpoint. Manager Buck Showalter will instead give Delmon Young the starting nod.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 2 weeks ago

De Aza will bat ninth Tuesday against the Yankees, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

De Aza has three multi-hit efforts in his last four games, but he will give way to Everth Cabrera atop the order Tuesday against right-hander CC Sabathia. The 31-year-old De Aza has just a 1-for-7 career mark against Sabathia.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 2 weeks ago

De Aza went 2-for-5 with a home run in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

De Aza smacked his second home run this season and appears to be settled into Baltimore's leadoff spot against righties. The Orioles have a history of adhering to splits and De Aza has a solid line over the last three years against righties (.272/.335/.412).

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 2 weeks ago

De Aza is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays.

No surprise here, as De Aza isn't expected to get much playing time against left-handed pitching. Steve Pearce will get the start in left field, with Delmon Young handling DH duties. Everth Cabrera will replace De Aza in the leadoff spot. The O's aren't scheduled to face another lefty until Tuesday's game against New York's C.C. Sabathia.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 1 month ago

De Aza (personal) is expected to rejoin Orioles camp Thursday night, MLB.com reports.

Manager Buck Showalter gave De Aza permission to leave camp Wednesday for his grandfather's 99th birthday in the Dominican Republic, which happened to also fall on his daughter's birthday. De Aza will look to improve upon his 3-for-24 spring mark this weekend.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 2 months ago

De Aza will make $5 million in 2015 with the Orioles, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.De Aza lost his arbitration case, where he sought to make $5.65 million. Still, De Aza figures to be a mainstay in Baltimore's corner outfield spots this season with Nick Markakis' departure and the lack of an everyday left fielder.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 6 months ago

De Aza is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Nelson Cruz will move out to left field Wednesday, with a lefty in Jason Vargas on the mound for Kansas City, as Delmon Young steps into the lineup at DH. De Aza has put together a strong postseason thus far, going 7-for-21 with three doubles in five games.

Alejandro De Aza LF/CF BAL 6 months ago

De Aza is not in the starting lineup Friday for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Royals, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

The Orioles are going with the same lineup that they went with in their series clinching Game 3 win against Detroit, which also didn't include De Aza. Delmon Young will fill in at left field and bat fifth in his place.