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Erick Aybar | Shortstop | #0

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / LAA

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Erick Aybar has elected to opt out of his contract with the Twins.
Aybar was told on Thursday that he won't make the Twins' Opening Day roster. He'll look for another club to give him a chance at making an MLB roster, but he will likely find those options limited, at best. There has been talk that the Orioles could be interested in acquiring him to serve as a utility infielder, however. Mar 23 - 10:36 AM

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Eric Aybar has been informed he will not make the Twins' Opening Day roster.

Willians Astudillo, Brock Stassi and Bobby Wilson have also been left off the 25-man roster. Aybar was hoping to make the team as a utility infielder but didn't show much in the Grapefruit League, batting just .257 with no homers over 35 at-bats this spring. Now the veteran can either accept a minor league assignment or exercise the opt-out clause in his contract. Beat writer Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press suspects the Orioles will have interest if Aybar decides to opt out.
Mar 22 - 4:42 PM

Twins signed SS Erick Aybar to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports the deal will pay him $1.25 million plus incentives if he makes the major league roster. He can opt out before the end of spring training. The 34-year-old spent last season batting .234/.300/.348 with seven homers, 22 RBI and 11 steals in 108 games with the Padres. The former Gold Glove winner will compete for a backup role with the Twins. Aybar may get a chance to fill in for Miguel Sano, who reported to camp out of shape and may also be subject to a disciplinary suspension.
Source: StarTribune
Feb 23 - 8:03 PM

Erick Aybar clubbed a two-run homer on Sunday as the Padres defeated the Dodgers.

Aybar put the Padres ahead with a two-run blast in the fourth inning, and they never looked back. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .234/.302/.364 with seven homers and 18 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 08:23:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored as the Padres beat the Dodgers 7-2 on Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

Aybar was making his first start since suffering a fractured foot on July 21, and he came through with his third three-hit game in 86 appearances this season. It's unclear if he's currently able to play regularly on the foot, but even if he is, there's not much reason for the Padres to give him that much time, given that he shouldn't be in their plans for 2018. He's hitting .234/.303/.355 this season.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 02:03:00 AM

Padres activated SS Erick Aybar from the 10-day disabled list.

It's unclear whether Aybar is ready to play, as the feeling when he was diagnosed with a fractured foot in late July was that he could be done for the season. Either way, he doesn't figure to see many starts.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Erick Aybar could be done for the season after being diagnosed with a fractured left foot.

The initial diagnosis was a contusion, but further testing revealed the bad news. It's possible Aybar could make it back as soon as mid-September, but his year might be over. Allen Cordoba and Dusty Coleman will handle shortstop for the Padres moving forward.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Padres placed INF Erick Aybar on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot contusion.

Aybar suffered the injury when fouling a ball off of his foot during Friday's game. Allen Cordoba is starting in his place at shortstop on Saturday and could get extended playing time in the next few weeks.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 03:32:00 PM

Padres' manager Andy Green said Saturday that Erick Aybar is likely heading to the disabled list with his foot injury.

Aybar fouled a ball off of his foot during Friday's game and apparently hasn't improved overnight. Look for an official announcement on his status closer to game time.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Erick Aybar reached three times Sunday in San Diego’s loss to the Phillies.

He supplied the Padres’ only extra-base hit and also scored their lone run, touching home on a ninth-inning sac fly by Hector Sanchez. Aybar has never hit for much power and he seems to have lost a step on the base-paths as well with just seven first-half steals. The 33-year-old’s days of being a useful fantasy commodity are long gone.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

Aybar hit homer No. 6 on the season when he led off the second inning with a solo blast against Jordan Zimmermann. He is now over halfway home to matching the career-high 10 dingers he bopped in 2011, when he was with the Angels. Despite this bit of pop, the veteran infielder is hitting just .222/.293/.356 in 65 games overall.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 08:33:00 PM

Erick Aybar hit his fifth homer and walked Wednesday against the Cubs.

From a WAR standpoint, Aybar has been more valuable as a mop-up man (1 1/3 scoreless innings in two appearances) than as a shortstop this year. Still, the Padres are content with him, since they don't have anyone else they want to turn to right now. While he has five homers, he's been good for just 11 RBI, 19 runs scored, a .218 average and a .289 OBP in 188 at-bats.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Erick Aybar went 2-for-3 with a solo home run against the Rangers on Wednesday.

He hit a long home run off Yu Darvish in the second inning. He also worked a walk in the contest. Aybar has a .214 batting average with four home runs and eight RBI in 32 games. He is one of the least desirable options among starting shortstops for fantasy leagues.
Thu, May 11, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Erick Aybar finished 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss against the Rockies.

Aybar has picked up the pace over the past couple of weeks, going 14-for-50 (.280) over the past 14 games to raise his average from a season-low .135 to .218 since April 18. He remains a solid fantasy play in NL-only and deeper mixed formats since he is a fixture in the lineup despite his lowly .218 mark at the dish.
Thu, May 4, 2017 02:05:00 AM

Erick Aybar went 2-for-3 with a homer and a steal Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

His second hint was a bunt single that started a five-run rally in the top of the ninth. Aybar doesn't bring much to the table these days, but the Padres believe he adds stability at shortstop. He's been a fixture thus far despite hitting just .200/.293/.338.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 02:02:00 AM

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