Baltimore Orioles designate for assignment outfielder Alejandro De Aza

Deepizzaguy By Deepizzaguy, 27th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Alejandro De Aza was designated for assignment on Wednesday by the Orioles. The Orioles have ten days to waive, release or trade the 31 year outfielder who should land of his feet with another team in the Major Leagues since a change of teams will give him a chance to continue playing in the Major Leagues this year.

Orioles outfelder Alejandro De Aza designated for assignment on Wednesday

The Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday made a roster move by promoting their second baseman Ryan Flaherty from the 15 day disabled list after Flaherty played two baseball game with the Norfolk Tides which is the AAA minor league branch of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles decided to release De Aza on Wednesday since his batting average during the 2015 baseball season was .214. De Aza had lost his starting job as the outfielder with the Orioles recently.
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is confident that De Aza will find employment with another team in the Major Leagues soon since the Orioles will have ten days to trade, release or waive De Aza.
De Aza began his career in the Major Leagues with the Florida Marlins in 2007. De Aza has played baseball in the Major Leagues with the Marlins, Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Due to an ankle injury that De Aza suffered during the 2007 baseball season, he did not play in any Marlins baseball games during the 2008 baseball season.
De Aza was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Baltimore Orioles on August 30, 2014 in exchange for minor league pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar since the Orioles were in the middle of a playoff chase in 2014 while the White Sox were out of a playoff chase in late August 2014.
Ryan Flaherty injured his right groin on May 11, 2015 in a baseball game versus the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles placed Flaherty on the 15 day disabled list the next day. Rey Navarro replaced Flaherty on the Orioles roster on May 12, 2015.
The Orioles are currently hosting the Houston Astros in third and final game of a three game series at their home stadium Camden Yards on Wednesday.
The Orioles are currently in third place in the American League East Division three games behind the New York Yankees.
De Aza will likely be picked up by another Major League Baseball team as soon as he clears the waiver wire within the next week since he is a very good defensive outfielder.


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