The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Boston Red Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Red Sox will receive Luis Ysla in return, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Boston will pay $650K of De Aza’s contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He’s still owed $930K for the rest of the season.
Sources: #SFGiants get De Aza from #RedSox.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2015
Luis Yela goes to Sox for De Aza. #sfgiants
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) September 1, 2015
#SFGiants also get $650K in de aza deal from boston
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) September 1, 2015
The 31-year-old is hitting a slash of .292/.347/.484 since being traded to the Red Sox from the Orioles in June. The veteran is hitting .261/.319/.436 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs this season. De Aza can play all three outfield positions and is the perfect platoon candidate with his ability to hit right-handed pitching.
The Giants have struggled with injuries in their outfield lately, with both Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan missing time. San Francisco acquired Marlon Byrd earlier this month to play one of the corner spots.