De Aza was placed on Triple-A Rochester's 7-day injured list Sunday with a right hand contusion, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The Twins plucked De Aza from the independent-ball ranks in mid-July and assigned him to Rochester, where he slashed .333/.410/.588 across 102 at-bats before being shut down with the injury. Though a bruised hand doesn't sound like an especially severe injury, it may end any chance the 35-year-old had of receiving a September callup.
De Aza signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
De Aza had an .807 OPS in 32 games at Triple-A last season after failing to make the Opening Day roster with the Nationals. The 35-year-old has not played affiliated baseball this season and has a .260/.325/.396 slash line over a 10-year major-league career.
De Aza signed a minor-league deal to remain with the Nationals, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports Monday.
The Nationals released De Aza over the weekend, but will keep him around as organizational depth in the outfield. He mustered just a .547 OPS in 28 games for the Nationals in 2017, so only expect him up in an emergency.
De Aza was released by the Nationals on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
The 33-year-old De Aza spent all of the 2017 season in the Nationals' organization, making 28 appearances for the big club and hitting just .194/.224/.323. He'll look to latch on elsewhere, though he doesn't figure to serve as anything more than organizational depth wherever he lands.
De Aza signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Zuckerman went out of his way to note that this deal does not officially include an invite to big-league camp, although he will be on the bench for Friday's game. De Aza spent all of 2017 in the Nationals' organization, getting 70 plate appearances in the majors (29 wRC+) and 212 plate appearances at Triple-A (119 wRC+). He will serve as organizational depth and is unlikely to gain fantasy relevance.
De Aza is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
After starting three consecutive games, over which he went 1-for-10, De Aza will head to the bench. Andrew Stevenson will start in right field and hit ninth in De Aza's place.
De Aza will start in right field and lead off Tuesday against the Astros, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Until the Nationals bring back one of their injured outfielders from the disabled list, it appears that De Aza could be a fixture in the lineup. He'll draw his third consecutive start Tuesday after opening his Nationals career with a 1-for-8 showing at the dish.
The Nationals selected De Aza's contract from Triple-A Syracuse prior to Wednesday's game against the Angels, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
With Brian Goodwin (groin) landing on the 10-day disabled list, De Aza is set to make his first major-league appearance of the 2017 season in the coming days. He's played 56 games for Syracuse since signing a minor-league deal in mid-June, hitting .280/.368/.403 during his time with the club. De Aza will provide depth at all three outfield positions, which is a necessity for a Nationals team that has lost Goodwin and Bryce Harper (knee) in recent days.
De Aza signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Kevin Brown of ESPN Radio reports.
The 33-year-old left the Athletics at the end of spring training after not breaking camp with the big-league club, but he'll get a new opportunity in the Nationals' organization. He had a down year with the Mets last season, as he batted just .205 in 234 at-bats, but he can play all three outfield spots and could receive a callup to the big leagues if the Nationals' outfield gets even more depleted.
De Aza opted out of his minor-league contract with the Athletics on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Jake Smolinski expected to miss extended time to start the season, De Aza was competing for a reserve outfield spot, though it appears the job will likely go to Jaff Decker now. The 32-year-old will now look to catch on elsewhere with another minor-league deal.
De Aza is competing with Jaff Decker for the Athletics' fifth and final outfield spot, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Jake Smolinski (shoulder) expected to miss several months after surgery, there's an opening on the Oakland roster. De Aza brings nine years of major league experience to the table but is off to a slow start this spring, hitting .217 over 23 Cactus League at-bats. The veteran has an opt-out clause if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster, so his time with the A's may be limited if he doesn't beat out Decker over the coming weeks.
De Aza, a non-roster invitee who signed a minor league deal on Jan. 25, is making a strong bid to stick as a fifth outfielder, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
The veteran is making the most of his opportunity thus far this spring, hittng .500 (3-for-6) over his first four games. De Aza has seen time in the leadoff spot when Rajai Davis has rested and is parlaying some extra playing time that a shoulder injury to Jake Smolinski has afforded him into solid production. While he did hit a career-low .205 last season with the Mets, De Aza owns a career .261 mark overall and can play all three outfield positions, making him a particularly valuable commodity if he can bounce back at the plate this spring. "He's done a nice job for us," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We've seen him in the past have some good games for us when he was with the White Sox. As a left-handed-hitting veteran outfielder, we knew he would be a guy that would be intriguing in this camp, especially due to our lack of outfielders and center fielders in particular."
De Aza signed a minor league deal with the A's on Friday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.
He posted a .205/.297/.321 slash line with six home runs and four steals in 267 plate appearances with the Mets last year, so it's not surprising he was forced to settle for a minor league pact. The A's don't have a particularly impressive collection of outfielders, but De Aza will still need to catch a few breaks in order to see significant playing time in the majors this season.
De Aza went 2-for-5 with a homer, a walk and five RBI in Thursday night's win over the Cardinals.
It's been a long and unrewarding campaign for De Aza, who's still hitting only .196. He has, however, been seeing somewhat more regular playing time lately, with two home runs over the last week offering some personal redemption, albeit not much promise of present or future fantasy value.
De Aza went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Giants.
The slugger took Jake Peavy deep in the sixth for his fourth homer of the season, plating Travis d'Arnaud and Justin Ruggiano to extend the Mets lead to 7-2 at the time. Despite the blast Saturday, De Aza has been unable to follow up a successful July this month, slashing just .133/.264/.311 over 45 at-bats in August.
De Aza is out of the lineup for the Mets' series opener against the Diamondbacks on Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
The Mets will give the slumping veteran -- 0-for-10 over his last three games -- a night off as the Diamondbacks send the left-handed Robbie Ray to the mound. Ty Kelly will make his second straight start in left field, this time replacing De Aza while batting seventh for New York.
De Aza (hand) entered Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks as a pinch hitter and remained in to play center field. He went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run.
He had been day-to-day with a hand injury, but it seems that he is healthy enough to hit and take the field, so he should be considered fine moving forward. Unfortunately, his playing time will still likely be sporadic, as Curtis Granderson has shifted to center field.
De Aza was hit on the right hand in the ninth inning of Sunday's game but remained in the game. He later went for X-rays but they returned negative, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
De Aza suggested that he should be ready for Tuesday's series opener against the Diamondbacks, and the veteran has seen an uptick in playing time since Yoenis Cespedes (quad) was placed on the disabled list. It's best to check back before the contest for an update on his status.
De Aza got the start in left field against the Yankees and hit a two-run home run off starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka en route to a 7-1 Mets win.
De Aza got the start in center field with Yoenis Cespedes getting the night off with a sore quad, and capitalized on his opportunity. De Aza hit his third home run of the season, although it was his second in as many days after hitting one against the Yankees on Monday as well. De Aza has played poorly for most of the season, hitting just .211 with nine RBI in 133 at-bats. But, he is 12-for-34 since July 5 and might have forced his way into some action in center field going forward despite the glut of outfielders now on the Mets.
De Aza got the start in center field and hit leadoff Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a win over the Rockies.
At this point in his career, De Aza is stretched defensively in center, but he's now put together a modest five-game hitting streak; as long as he's making an offensive contribution, manager Terry Collins will try to find ways to get him into the lineup.
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