Orioles defeat Alejandro De Aza in arbitration hearing

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Alejandro De Aza will make a $5 million salary in 2015 after the Orioles defeated the outfielder in an arbitration hearing, reports Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com.

De Aza, who was arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter, filed at $5.65 million when figures were exchanged last month. The two sides went to a hearing despite the minor gap between them and the arbitration panel ultimately ruled in favor of the team.

De Aza turns 31 in April and batted .293/.341/.537 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 20 games after coming over from the White Sox last August. He figures to see at least part-time duty in Baltimore’s outfield this season.