Alejandro De Aza
|Alejandro De Aza|
|Chicago White Sox – No. 30|
Born: April 11, 1984|
Guaymate, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|April 2, 2007 for the Florida Marlins|
|Career statistics |
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||148|
Minor league career
In 2005, De Aza batted .286 with 34 stolen bases and 75 runs scored while playing for the Marlins Single-A Jupiter affiliate. In 2006, De Aza batted .278 with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 16 RBI and 27 stolen bases at Double-A.
Major league career
On March 28, 2007, De Aza was named the starting center fielder for the Marlins, beating out Reggie Abercrombie, Eric Reed, and Alex Sánchez in what was seen as a surprise. In 2007, he batted .303 (10-for-33) in nine games for the Marlins before going on the disabled list on April 16 with a right ankle sprain; an MRI in mid-May revealed that his ankle had a hairline fracture. The fractured ankle required surgery and De Aza was placed on the injured reserve list for the 2007 season. De Aza was called up by the Florida Marlins in May 2009.
Chicago White Sox
On January 18, 2013, De Aza signed a one-year, $2.075 million deal to avoid arbitration with the White Sox. De Aza was the starting center fielder once again for 2013, and his main backups were Jordan Danks and DeWayne Wise. He would also periodically fill in at left field when Dayán Viciedo would be injured. In 153 games, he hit .264/.323/.405 with 17 HR, 62 RBI and 20 SB.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- The Book on Alejandro De Aza from "ScoutingBook.com"
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