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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Orioles Acquire Alejandro De Aza

A “why not?” deal for the O’s.

The Orioles have announced that they’ve acquired left-handed outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox for minor league pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar. De Aza, 30, has hit .246/.312/.358 this season… He’s making $4.25MM this season in his second year of arbitration, and he can become eligible for free agency after 2015.

The Orioles already have a strong starting outfield of Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis, but they can surely use De Aza as a backup…

Chalas, 22, has pitched most of the season with Class A+ Frederick, where he posted a 4.80 ERA, 6.4 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 69 1/3 innings of relief… Blackmar, also 22, has pitched 130 1/3 innings for Frederick, with a 3.18 ERA, 5.7 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9, pitching mostly has a starter. MLB.com does not rank either of them in its list of the top 20 Orioles prospects.

The District Attorney Posted: August 30, 2014 at 09:40 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alejandro de aza, mark blackmar, miguel chalas, orioles, trades, transactions, white sox

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   1. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: August 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4782590)
They got Kelly Johnson, too.
   2. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: August 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM (#4782601)
Word for word my intended post.

Was KJ and Almanzar for Weeks and DeJesus (arguably the best utility option of the bunch, but nothing special as Sox fans already know)

EDIT: oh, now I see what you did there

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