CHICAGO -- It took Alejandro De Aza just one at-bat after being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte last week to hit his first career home run and, after going 4-for-4 on Wednesday, only a week to record his first career four-hit game.
After starting his last two games in right field, De Aza was back in center field for Thursday's night game against the Yankees, batting eighth. For the time being, though, manager Ozzie Guillen is still waiting to see if the 27-year-old, who hit .300 (9-for-30) in a brief stint with the White Sox last season and entered play Thursday off to a 5-for-14 (.357) start this season, is capable of being an everyday player at the Major League level.
"In the big leagues? I don't know. Why? Because I never see him play every day," Guillen said. "Can he play every day? We'll find out, I'll give him a shot. But I don't know if he can play every day."
De Aza went 1-for-3 Thursday night and was the catalyst behind the first White Sox run. After singling in the third, De Aza stole second, moved to third on a Brent Morel single and then scored on a Juan Pierre sacrifice fly.