Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

De Aza signed a minor league deal to remain with the Nationals, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals released De Aza over the weekend, but will keep him around as organizational depth in the outfield. He mustered just a .547 OPS in 28 games for the Nationals in 2017, so only expect him up in an emergency.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

De Aza was released by the Nationals on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old De Aaa spent all of the 2017 season in the Nationals' organization, making 28 appearances for the big club and hitting just .194/.224/.323. He'll look to latch on elsewhere, though he doesn't figure to serve as anything more than organizational depth wherever he lands.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
6 months ago

De Aza signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuckerman went out of his way to note that this deal does not officially include an invite to big-league camp, although he will be on the bench for Friday's game. De Aza spent all of 2017 in the Nationals' organization, getting 70 plate appearances in the majors (29 wRC+) and 212 plate appearances at Triple-A (119 wRC+). He will serve as organizational depth and is unlikely to gain fantasy relevance.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
12 months ago

De Aza is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

After starting three consecutive games, over which he went 1-for-10, De Aza will head to the bench. Andrew Stevenson will start in right field and hit ninth in De Aza's place.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
12 months ago

De Aza will start in right field and lead off Tuesday against the Astros, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Until the Nationals bring back one of their injured outfielders from the disabled list, it appears that De Aza could be a fixture in the lineup. He'll draw his third consecutive start Tuesday after opening his Nationals career with a 1-for-8 showing at the dish.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
1 year ago

De Aza was called up by the Nationals prior to Wednesday's game against the Angels, The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Brian Goodwin (groin) landing on the 10-day disabled list, De Aza is set to make his first major-league appearance of the 2017 season in the coming days. He's played 56 games for Triple-A Syracuse since singing a minor-league deal in mid-June, hitting .280/.368/.403 during his time with the club. De Aza will provide depth at all three outfield positions, which is a necessity for a Nationals team that has lost Goodwin and Bryce Harper (knee) in recent days.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
1 year ago

De Aza signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Kevin Brown of ESPN Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old left the Athletics at the end of spring training after not breaking camp with the big-league club, but he'll get a new opportunity in the Nationals' organization. He had a down year with the Mets last season, as he batted just .205 in 234 at-bats, but he can play all three outfield spots and could receive a callup to the big leagues if the Nationals' outfield gets even more depleted than it is already.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
1 year ago

De Aza opted out of his minor league contract with the Athletics on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jake Smolinski expected to miss extended time to start the season, De Aza was competing for a reserve outfield spot, though it appears the job will likely go to Jaff Decker now. The 32-year-old will now look to catch on elsewhere with another minor league deal.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
1 year ago

De Aza is competing with Jaff Decker for the Athletics' fifth and final outfield spot, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jake Smolinski (shoulder) expected to miss several months after surgery, there's room for opportunity on the Oakland roster. De Aza brings nine years of major league experience to the table, but is off to a slow start this spring, hitting .217 over 23 Cactus League at-bats. The veteran has an opt-out clause if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster, so his time with the A's may be limited if he doesn't beat out Decker over the coming weeks.

Alejandro De Aza
LF/RF FA
1 year ago

De Aza, a non-roster invitee who signed a minor league deal on Jan. 25, is making a strong bid to stick as a fifth outfielder, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is making the most of his opportunity thus far this spring, hiting .500 (3-for-6) over his first four games. De Aza has seen time in the leadoff spot when Rajai Davis has rested and is parlaying some extra playing time that a shoulder injury to Jake Smolinski has afforded him into solid production. While he did hit a career-low .205 last season with the Mets, De Aza owns a career .261 mark overall and can play all three outfield positions, making him a particularly valuable commodity if he can bounce back at the plate this spring. "He's done a nice job for us," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We've seen him in the past have some good games for us when he was with the White Sox. As a left-handed-hitting veteran outfielder, we knew he would be a guy that would be intriguing in this camp, especially due to our lack of outfielders and center fielders in particular."