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Erick Aybar | Shortstop | #8

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 homered off Arizona's Zack Greinke for the only run of the game in the Padres' win Wednesday.
Aybar is no longer a plus defender, so he has to hit to be of use. Right now, he's at .150/.292/.275 in 40 at-bats. Still, he came up big tonight. Apr 20 - 1:42 AM

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Erick Aybar went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Given the way that Aybar's range has declined, we're not sure the Padres wouldn't be better off just playing Luis Sardinas at shortstop. The Padres, though, were hoping for some offense from the position and thus gave Aybar a shot. They'll still happily trade him if he builds some value with a solid first half.
Apr 5 - 1:03 AM

Padres purchased the contract of INF Erick Aybar from Triple-A El Paso.

Aybar has been officially added to the 40-man roster and will be the Opening Day shortstop. The 30-year-old fell off the map last year while batting .243/.303/.320 in 126 games between the Braves and Tigers, but he should have some value in NL-only formats as long as he keeps a starting job.
Mar 28 - 1:01 PM

Erick Aybar is expected to be named as the Padres' starting shortstop.

Padres' manager Andy Green said Friday that his primary competition for the position, Luis Sardinas, is now attempting to make the club in a utility role. He also heaped praise on Aybar, ""Erick has been outstanding, in my opinion.. He’s got some leadership qualities that we don’t necessarily have in the position-player corps, nice attributes to add to the team." Despite his poor 2016 campaign this will give Aybar fantasy value in NL-only formats and deep mixed leagues.
Mar 24 - 8:17 PM

Padres signed INF Erick Aybar to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Aybar will compete with Luis Sardinas for the starting shortstop job in San Diego. He batted just .243/.303/.320 with three home runs and three stolen bases in 126 games last season between the Tigers and Braves, but at 33 years old Aybar should have a little something left in the tank. If he doesn't win the shortstop job outright, the Friars could still carry Aybar as a utility infielder.
Feb 7 - 4:27 PM

Erick Aybar is a "popular name" in the free agent market, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The expectation is that things will soon pick up in the utility market, so we should probably see Aybar latch on somewhere in the coming days. The 33-year-old hit just .243/.303/.320 last season for the Braves and Tigers, though he was much better as the year moved along. Still, his days of being a starting option are likely behind him.
Jan 31 - 10:23 AM

MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports that the Padres have had preliminary talks with Erick Aybar's agent.

The Padres liked what they saw out of Luis Sardinas late last season and could give him a shot at the shortstop job, but they're also shopping for alternatives. Aybar, who turns 33 next month, hit just .243/.303/.320 last season for the Braves and Tigers.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 08:35:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 09:02:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:16:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 10:45:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:53:00 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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:53:00 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.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 06:40:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
SS1Erick Aybar
2Luis Sardinas
3Allen Cordoba
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Travis Jankowski
2Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jered Weaver
3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
6Christian Friedrich
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
9Jarred Cosart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Jose Torres
10Christian Bethancourt