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De Aza building case for outfield spot in 2012

De Aza building case for outfield spot in 2012

De Aza building case for outfield spot in 2012
CLEVELAND -- Give Alejandro De Aza credit for staying consistent, and not just at the plate.

Over his last 32 games, De Aza is hitting .350 with 10 doubles, three triples, three homers, 20 RBIs and 21 runs scored, capped off by three straight two-hit, two-RBI games entering Thursday. De Aza has put himself firmly in the 2012 White Sox outfield mix, especially with the team figuring to need a leadoff man due to Juan Pierre's departure through free agency.

But De Aza doesn't want to talk about what might be, and he hasn't since arriving in Chicago.

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"I just try to play and try to do my little things day by day. I don't think about next year," De Aza said. "When next year comes, then I will think about it more. Right now, I'm just trying to play the game."

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