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Former Oriole Alejandro De Aza keying Red Sox charge, hailed as hero in Boston

Former Oriole Alejandro De Aza keying Red Sox charge, hailed as hero in Boston

Orioles manager Buck Showalter likes to use the phrase “self-inflicted” to describe problems with his players or ballclub that they’re responsible for. Well, the fact that the Boston Red Sox (41-45, winners of eight of 10 and 13 of 18) are hard charging behind the Orioles (43-42) and making the American League East a five-team race entering the All-Star break might ultimately fall into that category, for a pretty unlikely reason. The Orioles gave up Alejandro De Aza. The August 2014 trade pickup from the Chicago White Sox was key in the Orioles’ playoff run last year, settling in as the everyday left fielder and batting .293/.341/.537 with 11 extra-base hits and...

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