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Baltimore: The land of opportunity
Baltimore: The land of opportunity

Alejandro De Aza De Aza will be 31 this month and has been in the majors since 2007, so it's not as if he hasn't had a chance before. But a down year in a crowded outfield with the Chicago White Sox last year — he batted just .243 with a .309 on-base percentage, among the worst in his career — led to his trade to the Orioles in August. He hit in his brief time in Baltimore — .293 in 20 games — and with the departures of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis, De Aza could be in line for some major playing time in left field — especially if he proves he can be a legitimate leadoff hitter. He has hit .271 with a .334 on-base percentage in 1,358 career plate...

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