Red Sox looking to trade outfielder Alejandro De Aza

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Last week’s rumored trade with the Dodgers apparently fell through, but the Red Sox are still looking to deal outfielder Alejandro De Aza before the end of the month.

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that De Aza cleared waivers, meaning he can be traded freely to any team, and as a solid left-handed bat capable of playing all three outfield positions he should generate at least some interest from contenders looking to add depth for September and the playoffs.

De Aza is a career .268 hitter with a .737 OPS, including a .268 batting average and .770 OPS in 87 games this season. As a 31-year-old impending free agent he’s clearly not in the Red Sox’s plans, but they should be able to snag a low-level prospect for him in the next few days.