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Giants interested in Alejandro De Aza

Even after trading for Marlon Byrd, the Giants appear to want to acquire another outfielder.

The San Francisco Giants have been in need of outfield help, especially with Hunter Pence back on the disabled list. They acquired some in the form of Marlon Byrd but don't appear to be done. San Francisco has expressed interested in Alejandro De Aza, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

De Aza is a low-risk, low-cost option for the Giants to explore as they chase down the Dodgers in the National League West. He intrigued the Giants after he cleared waivers, but the asking price was too high according to Cafardo. The Boston outifelder has moved once already, traded from Baltimore back in early June. He is only costing the Red Sox $1 million, so he appears to be an affordable rental if the Giants jump back into the trade market.

The 31-year-old has had a very solid 2015 season, sporting a .268/.323/.447 line in 281 plate appearances. A deeper look at the numbers show that a lot of De Aza's success has come after moving to Boston, where he has hit .305 with a .353 on-base percentage.

The Giants are sure to have options if they want to get another outfielder via the trade market before August 31st. They've shown a willingness to add pieces to their roster, and if Bobby Evans feels that another outfielder would help the team, De Aza could be an attractive solution.