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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 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. Sep 3 - 8:23 PM

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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.
Sep 3 - 2:03 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.
Sep 1 - 5:58 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.
Jul 24 - 7:45 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.
Jul 22 - 3:32 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.
Jul 22 - 2:47 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.
Jul 9 - 7:04 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.
Jun 25 - 8:33 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.
Jun 21 - 6:28 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.
May 11 - 12:34 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.
May 4 - 2:05 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.
Apr 27 - 2:02 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
4Rocky Gale
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Cory Spangenberg
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Matt Szczur
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
2Jabari Blash
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Luis Perdomo
3Clayton Richard
4Dinelson Lamet
5Travis Wood
6Christian Friedrich
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
9Jordan Lyles
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Miguel Diaz
8Matt Strahm
9Carter Capps
10Buddy Baumann
11Kyle McGrath
12Cory Mazzoni
13Tim Melville