Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 5 hours ago

De Aza extended his hitting streak to five games, going 3-for-4 with a triple in Monday night's win over Toronto.

De Aza has been a slugging machine over the past two weeks, with nine of 16 hits going for extra bases. What was a non-descript transaction at the beginning of June -- Boston acquired De Aza from Baltimore when it lost outfielders Shane Victorino and Daniel Nava to injury -- has become an expected source of production. With Hanley Ramirez (hand) and Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) both on the way back from injury, De Aza's hold on regular playing time has a short shelf life, but he's a useful piece right now.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 2 days ago

De Aza homered for the third time in four games in Sunday's win over the Rays. He's getting regular at-bats these days with Hanley Ramirez (hand) unavailable.

De Aza has hit safely in four straight, going 6-for-15 with three homers, a double, six RBI and four runs scored. With news the Ramirez, who has missed four straight, is heading back to Boston to undergo an MRI, De Aza will continue to be a regular in the lineup. Particularly if he continues to hit. Going back 10 games, De Aza is 12-for-37 with eight extra-base hits and nine RBI.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 5 days ago

De Aza had two hits, a homer and three RBI in Boston's loss to Baltimore on Thursday.

De Aza, who suffered a hand injury the night before, was able to go Thursday. With an injury to Hanley Ramirez (hand) and Brock Holt forced to the infield as a fill-in for the injured Dustin Pedroia (hamstring), De Aza should see some regular at-bats in the short term. Boston also recalled Jackie Bradley, who will share time with De Aza.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 5 days ago

De Aza had his hand stepped on during a close play at first base in Wednesday night's win over Baltimore, the Boston Globe reports. He remained in the game, and manager John Farrell said De Aza will be available for the series finale Thursday.

De Aza had the hand taped following the game, but he'll be needed Thursday. The Red Sox suffered two injuries Wednesday -- second baseman Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) and outfielder Hanley Ramirez (hand) -- which should guarantee De Aza a spot in Thursday's starting lineup.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 7 days ago

De Aza is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.

Brock Holt will take over in right field as De Aza sits against his former team after starting four straight games and eight of 10 dating back to June 12. De Aza is batting .262/.295/.429 in 14 games (44 PA) since joining Boston, up from .214/.277/.359 during his time with Baltimore, but he's just 6-for-25 (.240 average) in his career against Tuesday's starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 1 week ago

De Aza started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday night's win over the Royals. He has hit safely in three straight games, going 5-for-11 with three extra base hits, two runs and four RBI.

De Aza has started three of the past four and six of the last eight games, as it looks like Red Sox manager John Farrell has moved him ahead of Rusney Castillo for the moment. Once Dustin Pedroia (knee), Farrell will probably use right field to get Brock Holt at-bats, so De Aza's run of starts is not open ended.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 2 weeks ago

De Aza was used as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and tapped back to the mound for the final out in Boston's loss to Atlanta on Monday.

De Aza is 4-for-22 (.182) with one RBI since joining the Red Sox earlier this month.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 3 weeks ago

De Aza made his Boston debut Friday night, starting in left field and going 1-for-3 with a strikout in a win over Oakland.

With A's lefty Scott Kazmir on the hill, manager John Farrell gave David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval, two players that have been struggling against left-handers, the night off. That spurred a lineup shuffle that had Hanley Ramirez serve as designated hitter while De Aza made his first start in a Red Sox uniform.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 4 weeks ago

The Orioles traded De Aza to the Red Sox on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

De Aza will head to Boston after being designated for assignment by the Orioles last week. He tallied eight extra-base hits in 30 games with the Orioles earlier this season, but he also posted a .214 batting average and an ugly 7:34 BB:K ratio. De Aza will fill a reserve outfield role for the Red Sox, and his playing time figures to be minimal.

Alejandro De Aza OF BOS 1 month 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.