Red Sox Trade Alejandro De Aza To Giants For Minor League Pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla.

Ysla, 23, will report to High-A Salem. He pitched for San Francisco’s High-A affiliate in San Jose, going 3-6 with a 6.21 ERA in 33 games, including nine starts. In his last 18 relief appearances, Ysla has a 3.65 ERA with 47 strikeouts. He’s struck out 95 batters in 79 2/3 innings, good for a 10.7 K/9 ratio.

Ysla earned postseason All-Star honors in each of his first two minor league seasons with the rookie-level Arizona League Giants in 2013 and Single-A Augusta in 2014.  He combined to go 10-7 with a 2.51 ERA in 36 outings, 35 of which were starts.

De Aza played in 60 games for the Red Sox after the team acquired him from the Baltimore Orioles on June 3.  While Boston, he hit .292 (47-for-161) with 18 extra-base hits (nine doubles, five triples, four home runs), 25 RBIs, 12 walks, 23 runs scored and three stolen bases.

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