The Boston Red Sox outfield just got a little more crowded.
De Aza was designated for assignment by the Orioles on May 27 after a slow start to the season and in order to make room for the returning Ryan Flaherty. The 31-year-old struggled in 30 games this season, hitting just .214 with 34 strikeouts in only 103 at-bats.
However, if De Aza is able to regain the form he displayed at times last season and earlier in his career, he could be a nice addition for the Red Sox. De Aza is a .265 lifetime hitter, who enjoyed his best seasons as a member of the Chicago White Sox. From 2011 through 2013, De Aza hit .278 with a .764 OPS for the White Sox, averaging 10 home runs, 45 RBIs and 19 stolen bases per season, which includes just 54 games in 2011.
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