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Erick Aybar | Shortstop | #15

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Erick Aybar (abdomen) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Aybar remained absent from the Tigers' starting lineup due to some lingering abdominal soreness -- something that began bothering him over the weekend. The veteran infielder remains day-to-day. Sep 7 - 8:35 AM

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Erick Aybar (abdomen) came off the bench and drew a walk in his return to action Monday against the White Sox.

Aybar entered the game at second base in the ninth inning and later drew a walk in the 11th inning. He dealt with some abdominal soreness over the weekend, but he's apparently feeling some improvement.
Sep 6 - 9:02 AM

Erick Aybar was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

It's the second straight day he's been scratched, as Aybar's abdomen is apparently still sore. Andrew Romine will play third base.
Sep 4 - 11:16 AM

Erick Aybar (abdomen) returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

He was a late scratch Saturday due to abdominal soreness but apparently is feeling better. Aybar is at third base and batting ninth against Edinson Volquez and the Royals.
Sep 4 - 10:45 AM

Erick Aybar (abdomen) was scratched from Saturday's game against the Royals.

He's dealing with left abdominal soreness. With Aybar sidelined, Andrew Romine will slot in at third base and hit ninth against Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Aybar is day-to-day.
Sep 3 - 4:53 PM

Erick Aybar went 2-for-5 with his first home run in a Tigers uniform in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Aybar took reliever Michael Tonkin deep for a solo dong in the seventh inning, just his third homer of the year. He also had an RBI single in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old is 7-for-24 (.292) since being acquired by the Tigers from the Braves, and Aybar is hitting .245/.295/.326 overall.
Aug 23 - 11:53 PM

Tigers acquired INF Erick Aybar from the Braves for INF/OF Mike Aviles and C Kade Scivicque.

Aybar will give the Tigers some depth at shortstop while Jose Iglesias recovers from his hamstring strain. Aybar, 32, was batting just .242/.293/.313 with two home runs and three stolen bases in 97 games with Atlanta. This is really a minor waiver trade, despite the semi-notable names.
Aug 16 - 6:40 PM

Erick Aybar went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double Thursday against the Brewers.

That's good enough to push Aybar's OPS over .600 for the first time all year. The homer was just his second through 321 at-bats, but he's hitting .318 with a mere six strikeouts in 85 at-bats during the second half.
Aug 11 - 5:42 PM

Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI against the Pirates on Wednesday.

The Braves are going to keep playing Aybar in the hopes that someone will want him in a waiver deal this month. He's 14-for-29 during his current nine-game hitting streak, raising his average from .208 to .235.
Aug 3 - 11:02 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that multiple general managers "have touched base with the Braves showing interest" in Erick Aybar.

Aybar has had an awful season overall in Atlanta but is batting .303/.376/.421 since the beginning of June. The 32-year-old will be a free agent after the season and surely can be had quite cheaply.
Jul 8 - 12:59 PM

Erick Aybar clubbed his first home run of the season in Monday's loss to the Phillies.

Aybar lined one off of Jerad Eickhoff down the right-field line that just cleared the wall for the shortstop's first round-tripper of 2016. The veteran infielder has been one of the worst regulars in the game this season but has turned it on a bit of late with eight hits over his last five games.
Jul 4 - 7:12 PM

Erick Aybar (ribs) went 3-for-6 with three RBI in his return to the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

Aybar doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth and seventh. He also drew an intentional walk in the bottom of the 13th, and the Braves closed out the hard-fought victory moments later on a Chase d'Arnaud walkoff RBI single. Aybar was held out of the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday after taking a fastball off his ribs on Monday night. He escaped that plunking with a bad bruise.
Jun 16 - 5:07 AM

Erick Aybar is dealing with bruised ribs.

Blake Wood plunked him with a 97 mph fastball on Monday night. Aybar's X-rays came back negative but the team decided to play it safe by giving him the night off Tuesday against Cincinnati. Chase d'Arnaud got the start at shortstop with Jace Peterson filling in at second base. Until we hear more, consider Aybar day-to-day.
Jun 14 - 8:12 PM

Erick Aybar was scratched from Tuesday's lineup versus the Reds.

No word on the reason for the change, though he was drilled in the ribs by a pitch on Monday. He could be dealing with some lingering soreness. Chase d'Arnaud will fill in at shortstop while Jace Peterson will play second base.
Jun 14 - 3:55 PM

Braves activated SS Erick Aybar from the 15-day disabled list.

Aybar missed a couple weeks of action with a bruised foot. He's back at shortstop and batting eighth on Sunday.
Jun 12 - 10:51 AM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Erick Aybar
3Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Casey McGehee
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Jose Iglesias
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Anibal Sanchez
6Daniel Norris
7Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Joe Mantiply