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Erick Aybar | Shortstop

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Erick Aybar is batting leadoff for the Angels on Monday afternoon against the Blue Jays.
Kole Calhoun will bat cleanup against Todd Redmond. Aybar has been scorching-hot over the last 10 days and the Angels will try to take advantage. He had a terrible April. May 18 - 10:28 AM

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Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Angels bested the Rockies 2-1 in 11 innings on Wednesday.

Just how rough has Aybar's start been? Consider that this is the first time we've blurbed about him since March 6. There are real signs of progress, however. Aybar slashed a horrifying .222/.284/.247 in April and went hitless in his first two games of May, but has since hit safely in nine of 10, five of which were of the multi-hit variety. Usually slotted fifth or sixth in the lineup, Aybar will drive in more runs than the average shortstop so long as balls are falling in.
May 14 - 1:36 AM

Erick Aybar went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored as the Angels topped the Rockies 3-0 in Cactus League play on Friday.

The speedy shortstop lined a one-out triple off Christian Bergman in the fourth inning then scored on an RBI single off the bat of Collin Cowgill. The 31-year-old is fresh off a strong 2014 campaign where he slashed .278/.321/.379 with seven homers, 68 RBI and 16 swipes for the Halos.
Mar 6 - 6:02 PM

Erick Aybar did his part offensively in Sunday's loss to the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS, going 4-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.

Unfortunately for the Angels, Aybar represented half of the team's hit total on the evening. He finished the series 5-for-12 (.455) though he failed to tally a run scored or an RBI.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Thursday's win against the Rangers.

The All-Star went yard in the second inning off of Nick Martinez, putting the Angels on top 2-1 at the time. Aybar has driven in a run in six out of his last eight games and is now hitting .285/.326/.389 with seven home runs, 66 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:37:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Twins on Sunday.

Aybar has now driven in a run in four straight games, giving him a career-high 62 RBI on the year. He's also scored 70 runs while batting .284/.323/.383.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Athletics.

Aybar drove in a run and scored in the Angels' six-run second inning. The single extended his hitting streak to 16 games. The shortstop is hitting .458 during the streak and is batting .286/.327/.388 on the year.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 07:35:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in a win against the Angels on Thursday.

Aybar helped the Angels scratch out an insurance run in the seventh inning off of Rubby De La Rosa with a double followed by a steal of third base. He was brought in on Kole Calhoun's sacrifice fly. The shortstop has a .270/.310/.378 slash line and is on a six-game hitting streak.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:31:00 PM

All-Star Erick Aybar went 0-for-4 on Friday and is just 13-for-70 (.186) since the break.

The Angels were fuming when Aybar was originally left off the All-Star squad after his nice first half (he later replaced Alex Gordon), but maybe he could have used the time off. With the slump, his season line of .267/.306/.377 is below his career mark.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 01:32:00 AM

Erick Aybar (groin) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Orioles.

Aybar missed a couple of games with soreness in his right groin. He's batting fifth and starting at shortstop on Tuesday against Orioles righty Miguel Gonzalez.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Erick Aybar (groin) grounded out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday against the Orioles.

Aybar has missed three straight starts with a sore right groin, but it's a good sign that he was able to pinch-hit. Look for him to return to the starting lineup soon.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 04:24:00 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hoping Erick Aybar (groin) will be ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Aybar is missing a third straight game Monday due to a sore right groin, but it appears that he's feeling better. The All-Star is batting .283/.320/.409 with six homers, 50 RBI and 11 stolen bases this season.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Erick Aybar (groin) is out of the Angels' lineup for the third straight game Monday.

Aybar hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with a sore right groin. There's been no talk of a DL stint as of yet. John McDonald will fill in at shortstop Monday.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Erick Aybar (groin) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Aybar exited Friday's game with a strained right groin and has now sat out the last two contests. It doesn't appear at this point that a stint on the disabled list will be required, but it's also unclear when he'll be ready to return. Grant Green is at shortstop Sunday.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 12:43:00 PM

Erick Aybar left Friday's game in the ninth inning with a sore right groin.

Aybar was pulled after singling to begin the inning. If he needs Saturday off, then John McDonald would start at shortstop.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 01:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2Marc Krauss
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano