— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 3, 2015
The Orioles have acquired minor league RHP Joe Gunkel from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for OF Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 3, 2015
De Aza was designated for assignment by Baltimore after being acquired from the White Sox in 2014 and eventually signed a one year, $5 million deal with the Orioles.
The 31-year old was slashing .214/.277/.359 with 3 homers, and a 71 wRC+ in 112 plate appearances this season after posting a .537 slugging in 2014 with Baltimore.
Steamer projected De Aza was going to be a league average hitter with good enough defense to be a key role player. He has a career 98 wRC+ and .401 slugging, so he could be useful for Boston down the stretch.