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Erick Aybar | Shortstop

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Braves acquired SS Erick Aybar, LHP Sean Newcomb, RHP Chris Ellis and cash from the Angels for SS Andrelton Simmons and C Jose Briceno.
Aybar may eventually be flipped to another team in need of a shortstop, as the Braves don't appear ready to contend in 2016 and the 31-year-old is in the final year of his deal. Aybar batted .270/.301/.338 this past season and could help a club with a hole up the middle. Nov 12 - 8:29 PM

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A source tells Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports that Erick Aybar is part of the Braves' package for Andrelton Simmons.

It would make sense, as the Angels no longer would have a need for the 31-year-old shortstop with Simmons in town. Aybar hit .270/.301/.338 and will be a free agent after the 2016 season.
Nov 12 - 6:47 PM

Erick Aybar had a double, a triple, and three RBI in five at-bats as the Angels beat the Athletics on Tuesday.

Aybar ripped a two-run triple in the fourth inning, putting the Halos up 6-0. He tacked on an RBI double in the eighth inning to make it 8-1. Aybar has had a subpar year offensively, batting .270/.301/.336 with 42 RBI, but he now has 30 doubles for the fifth season in a row.
Sep 30 - 1:53 AM

Erick Aybar will bat leadoff Thursday against the Twins.

It will be his first time in the leadoff spot since June 17. Aybar has really struggled this season, but he gets a boost in DFS value. Kole Calhoun will remain in the No. 2 spot in the order.
Sep 17 - 5:17 PM

Erick Aybar (back) has returned to the Angels starting lineup on Sunday.

Aybar had missed the team's previous three games with a lower back issue. He's hitting sixth against opposing right-hander Yordano Ventura on Sunday.
Aug 16 - 4:38 PM

Erick Aybar (back) will take ground balls on Saturday and could return to the lineup as early as Monday.

The shortstop has been sidelined by a bad back since Thursday. If all goes well, he'll take batting practice on Sunday and return to the lineup Monday against the White Sox. Aybar is having a typical season for him, hitting .273 with nine stolen bases across 418 at-bats. Taylor Featherston has filled in at shortstop during his brief absence.
Aug 15 - 4:47 PM

Erick Aybar (back) is not in the Angels starting lineup for the third consecutive game on Saturday.

Aybar tweaked his back during batting practice prior to Thursday's game. Taylor Featherston is once again starting in his place and batting ninth for the Halos against Johnny Cueto and the Royals.
Aug 15 - 3:41 PM

Erick Aybar (back) remained out of the Angels' lineup Friday.

It's the second straight game he's missed with lower back tightness. Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Aybar is not a candidate to head to the disabled list. Taylor Featherston is at shortstop again Friday in his place.
Aug 14 - 5:26 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Erick Aybar (back) is considered day-to-day and not a candidate to head to the disabled list.

Aybar tweaked his back during batting practice prior to Thursday's game against the Royals. Taylor Featherston filled in for him on Thursday and could draw another start on Friday if Aybar needs to rest another day.
Aug 14 - 12:22 AM

Erick Aybar was scratched from the Angels starting lineup on Thursday due to lower back tightness.

Taylor Featherston will start in his place and bat ninth for the Halos against Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals. Aybar should be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Aug 13 - 7:05 PM

Erick Aybar went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 4-1 setback against the Mariners.

Aybar had gone 11-for-21 with four doubles during the Angels' five-game winning streak that was snapped tonight. Aybar was slashing a sickly .246/.291/.290 when he got a night off on June 18. He's hit safely in 14 of 18 games since that time and is now hitting .280.
Jul 10 - 1:55 AM

Erick Aybar had a terrific night at the plate in Friday's 8-2 victory over the Rangers, going 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI.

He also scored a pair of runs in the contest. Aybar capped off the Halos' six-run uprising in the second inning with a two-run single. He has been a very solid and stable source of fantasy production at the shortstop position this season, slashing .274/.315/.336 with 25 RBI.
Jul 3 - 11:30 PM

Erick Aybar (hamstring) is back in the Angels' lineup Monday.

Aybar missed the last two contests with a minor left hamstring injury. The veteran shortstop sports a .261/.303/.308 batting line with one homer and 21 RBI on the season.
Jun 29 - 5:34 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday that he expects Erick Aybar (hamstring) to return to the starting lineup on Monday.

Aybar left Friday's game with tightness in his left hamstring and sat out the remainder of the weekend as a precaution. The 31-year-old is hitting .261/.303/.308 with one homer and 21 RBI on the season.
Jun 28 - 9:18 PM

Erick Aybar (hamstring) is out of the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Aybar left Friday's game with left hamstring tightness. He expects to be back in the lineup on Sunday. With Aybar sidelined, Taylor Featherston will grab the start at shortstop and bat ninth.
Jun 27 - 4:35 PM

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