White Sox trade Alejandro De Aza to the Orioles
Aug 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Alejandro De Aza (30) hits a single against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
In a trade on Saturday night, it is being reported by Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that the Chicago White Sox have traded Alejandro De Aza to the Baltimore Orioles.
The White Sox will receive right-handed pitchers Mark Blackmar and Miguel Chalas from the Orioles.
Here is the tweet from Morosi:
Here is what the White Sox press release said of De Aza:
"“De Aza, 30, is hitting .243 (96-395) with 19 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 122 games with the White Sox this season. He owns a career .267 (500-1,872) average over parts of seven major-league seasons with Florida (2007, ’09) and the White Sox (2010-14).”"
Both pitchers the White Sox are receiving are minor league pitchers with Blackmar being 22 years old as he’s played for Class-A Frederick in the Carolina League.
Chalas is also 22 years old, playing for both Frederick and Triple-A Norfolk.
The White Sox wrote of Chalas in their press release:
"“Chalas, a native of Seibo, Dominican Republic, has gone 24-21 with a 3.73 ERA (168 ER/405.2 IP) and 300 strikeouts in 115 games (42 starts) over five minor-league seasons since signing with the Orioles as a free agent on February 24, 2010”"
What I like most about this trade is what Scot Gregor tweeted:
This is a good deal for the White Sox and one that needed to be made. The White Sox now have more money to add to the roster next season, and they can look at some potential players for next season with September call-ups.
What are your thoughts on the trade?