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Orioles close to dealing Alejandro De Aza to Red Sox
Orioles close to dealing Alejandro De Aza to Red Sox

The Orioles are close to trading outfielder Alejandro De Aza to the Boston Red Sox, an industry source confirmed Tuesday morning. It is not yet known what the club will receive in return. The Orioles designated De Aza for assignment May 27 after he batted .214 with a .277 on-base and .359 slugging percentage, three homers and seven RBIs in 30 games this season. The 31-year-old was acquired from the Chicago White Sox last August for two minor league pitchers, and proceeded to hit .293/.341/.537 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 20 games down the stretch. He also went 7-for-21 in the playoffs. De Aza is owed the remaining $3.55 million on his $5 million salary for 2015. ...

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