Los Angeles, Calif. - The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla, club Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans announced tonight.
De Aza, 31, has split the 2015 season between Baltimore and Boston, combining to hit .261 (69-for-264) with 13 doubles, six triples, seven home runs and 32 RBI in 90 games (68 starts all in the outfield). He was acquired by the Red Sox along with cash considerations from the Orioles on June 3 and has hit .292 (47-for-161) with four home runs and 25 RBI in 60 games in a Red Sox uniform. He's batted .282 (64-for-227) against right-handed pitchers this season.
The Dominican Republic native owns a career .267 batting average (593-for-2,218) with 116 doubles, 29 triples, 45 home runs, 221 RBI and 84 stolen bases over 656 big league games with Florida (2007, 2009), Chicago-AL (2010-14), Baltimore (2014-15) and Boston (2015).
Ysla, 23, has spent the entire 2015 campaign with Class A Advanced San Jose, going 3-6 with a 6.21 ERA (55er, 79.2ip) in 33 games (nine starts). The Venezuelan native was signed by the Giants as a non-drafted free agent in 2012 and this season marked his third professional career.
The Giants will need to make a 40-man roster move when rosters expand tomorrow in order to add De Aza to the active roster.