Dodgers “talking to” Red Sox about trade for veteran outfielder Alejandro De Aza


Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Dodgers are “talking to” the Red Sox about a trade for outfielder Alejandro De Aza, whom Boston acquired from Baltimore two months ago.

De Aza can play all three outfield spots, potentially freeing rookie utility man Enrique Hernandez to step in for the injured Howie Kendrick at second base.

De Aza struggled in Baltimore, but has hit .313 in 53 games for Boston and his overall .273 batting average and .782 OPS in 83 games this season are pretty close to his combined .271 AVG and .747 OPS from 2011-2014. He’s a solid player, especially when spotted mostly versus right-handed pitching.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.