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Rotowire: Mar 19 / 11:11a ET
News: De Aza (personal) is expected to rejoin Orioles camp Thursday night, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Manager Buck Showalter gave De Aza permission to leave camp Wednesday for his grandfather's 99th birthday in the Dominican Republic, which happened to also fall on his daughter's birthday. De Aza will look to improve upon his 3-for-24 spring mark this weekend.
Rotowire: Feb 21 / 7:40a ET
News: De Aza will make $5 million in 2015 with the Orioles, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Impact: De Aza lost his arbitration case, where he sought to make $5.65 million. Still, he figures to be a mainstay in Baltimore's corner outfield spots this season with Nick Markakis' departure and the lack of an everyday left fielder.
StatsLLC: Feb 21 / 12:00a ET
News: Baltimore has beaten outfielder Alejandro de Aza in salary arbitration.
Impact: De Aza was awarded the Orioles' $5 million offer rather than his $5.65 million request. De Aza hit .252 with eight homers and 41 RBIs last year for the Chicago White Sox and Orioles, who obtained him on Aug. 30 for a pair of minor leaguers. He made $4.25 million.