With the waiver trade deadline at midnight Eastern Monday night, the San Francisco Giants are being active in the trade market. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, they are discussing outfielder Alejandro De Aza with the Red Sox, but are also looking at infield options.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2015
The Giants already acquired Marlon Byrd earlier in August, but Hunter Pence is still out for at least anther couple weeks. Juan Perez and Justin Maxwell are fine defensive bench players, but their offense won’t get it done, even in a platoon situation.
De Aza, 31, is hitting .292/.347/.484 with 4 home runs in 178 plate appearances after being acquired from the Orioles earlier in the year. He can play the corner outfield positions and center field if he must.
The club is likely looking at infield options, because Joe Panik is out for at least another week, Ehire Adrianza has a well below average bat, and Brandon Crawford has been dealing with a mild oblique strain. He is, however, in the lineup tonight.
San Francisco is 3.5 games back of the Dodgers and start a three game series against them tonight in Los Angeles.