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Giants trade rumors: San Francisco pursuing Alejandro De Aza, others

The sides are discussing a potential deal before tonight's midnight deadline.

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The Giants are being active in advance of tonight's waiver trade deadline and are still discussing outfielder Alejandro De Aza with the Red Sox, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of Rosenthal notes that the team is more interested in adding an infielder but could turn to De Aza if the price is right in advance of tonight's midnight deadline.

De Aza has also been linked to the Dodgers on the trade market this month, and seems like a likely candidate to be traded in the next six hours due to the Red Sox' status as a non-contender and De Aza's pending free agency. San Francisco has already made one significant August trade in acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Reds, but could look to add a depth piece or two for the stretch run.

De Aza, 31, has played well for Boston after starting his year off with the Orioles, hitting .292/.347/.484 with four homers in 60 games. He would presumably see time in place of injured outfielder Hunter Pence if the sides were to swing a deal.