Willy Aybar has signed with the Edmonton Capitals of the independent North American League.
Rays non-tendered 1B-DH Willy Aybar.
Rays declined 1B Willy Aybar's $2.2 million option for 2011.
J.B. Long of Bright House Sports Network passed along a report by Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.com that the Rays have filed an injury petition and are attempting to add Willy Aybar to the ALDS roster.
Willy Aybar hit a three-run pinch-hit home run in the Rays' extra-inning loss Tuesday night.
Willy Aybar hit a walkoff home run in a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday.
Willy Aybar will be unavailable for the next few games due to the birth of his child.
Willy Aybar, the Rays' primary utility man last year, returned from his hamstring injury to play in a minor league game on Saturday.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that Willy Aybar has a hamstring injury that "could impact" his readiness for Opening Day.
Willy Aybar homered Saturday in his second appearance since returning from a wrist injury.
Willy Aybar (wrist) will be out of action for about a week.
Willy Aybar (wrist) has yet to begin participating in spring drills.
Willy Aybar has been shut down from his winter ball season in the Dominican Republic due to a sprained left wrist.
Willy Aybar's pinch-hit three-run homer in the seventh inning pulled the Rays into a tie with the Orioles on Monday night, opening the door to an eventual 7-6 victory.