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Erick Aybar | Shortstop

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Erick Aybar went 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Rangers on Friday.
Aybar, who was recently named as Alex Gordon's replacement for the American League All-Star team, has hit safely in seven straight games and 10 out of his last 11. The 30-year-old has had a very productive first half, batting .285/.321/.416 with six home runs, 49 RBI, 11 stolen bases, and 46 runs scored over 90 games. Jul 11 - 11:29 PM

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Erick Aybar (hip) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Aybar was held out of Monday's lineup as a precaution after he tweaked his hip on Sunday, but he felt well enough to pinch-hit. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Jun 17 - 3:35 PM

Erick Aybar (hip) had a pinch-hit single in Monday's game against the Indians.

Aybar was held out of Monday's lineup as a precaution after he tweaked his hip on Sunday, but it's not a big deal. There's a good chance he's back in the starting lineup Tuesday.
Jun 17 - 4:46 AM

Erick Aybar (hip) is only out of Monday's lineup against the Indians as a precaution.

Aybar tweaked his hip while trying to beat out a double play in Sunday's series finale against the Braves, but he's already feeling a lot better. Look for him to return in the next day or so.
Jun 16 - 4:26 PM

Erick Aybar (hip) is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Indians.

Aybar tweaked his hip while trying to beat out a double play in Sunday's series finale against the Braves. It's not considered a serious injury. John McDonald will start at shortstop Monday night in Cleveland.
Jun 16 - 3:51 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after Sunday night's loss to the Braves that Erick Aybar's hip injury wasn't serious and that he hopes he'll be able to play on Monday.

Aybar was removed from Sunday's game after tweaking his hip while hustling down the first base line trying to beat out a double play. Be sure to check lineups first, but it appears as though he'll be good to go for Monday's series opener against the Indians in Cleveland.
Jun 16 - 12:14 AM

Erick Aybar was removed from Sunday night's game against the Braves due to a sore left hip.

Aybar appeared to tweak something while hustling down the first base line while trying to beat out a double play. He was replaced by John McDonald. It doesn't sound like the injury will force him to miss any significant amount of time, so expect him back in the lineup in a day or two.
Jun 15 - 9:31 PM

Erick Aybar had a nice day at the dish in Sunday's loss to the Athletics, going 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI.

Aybar got the Angels on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and doubled home another run in the seventh. He's off to a strong start this season, hitting .277/.307/.427 with 31 RBI.
Jun 1 - 8:13 PM

Erick Aybar had three hits, including a three-run homer, in Thursday night's tilt with Seattle.

Aybar's homer came on a 3-2 pitch with two outs and effectively sent Seattle SP Brandon Maurer to the showers. Beyond the home run, Aybar contributed across the board, going 3 for 5, stealing a base and scoring a run. It was just Aybar's fourth home run on the season. Also, just his fifth stolen base. Power and speed aren't really Aybar's forte, so games like tonight's are a pleasant surprise.
May 30 - 1:37 AM

Erick Aybar is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

No word on any sort of injury, so he's presumably getting a breather. John McDonald will make the start at shortstop while Luis Jimenez plays third base.
May 13 - 3:24 PM

Erick Aybar tripled, doubled twice and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth as the Angels beat the Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday.

Aybar scored on Raul Ibanez's sac fly in the ninth. It's the fourth time in Aybar's career that he's collected three extra-base hits in one game. He's far from an ideal leadoff option for the Angels, but he did nicely there tonight.
May 9 - 11:20 PM

Erick Aybar went 3-for-5 with a home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Leading off the bottom of the first inning, Aybar took Yu Darvish out to right for his second homer of the season. Aybar finished a triple short of the cycle, raising his average to .281 for the year. Angels manager Mike Scioscia has shuffled his lineup incessantly in search of the optimal run-producing order, and more days like Sunday could earn Aybar repeated looks in the leadoff spot.
May 4 - 10:27 PM

Erick Aybar had a huge night at the plate Friday against the Yankees, going 4-for-5 with a three-run homer and four runs scored.

Aybar is 11-for-17 (.647) over his last four games, pulling his batting average from .175 to .275 on the year. With J.B. Shuck struggling, it will be interesting to see if Mike Scioscia gives him another chance near the top of the order. It would obviously help his fantasy appeal.
Apr 25 - 11:28 PM

Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Angels' 4-2 victory over the Nationals on Monday.

The double was the first non-triple extra-base hit for Aybar this season; he had two three-baggers. Aybar showed impressive plate discipline in the spring, but it hasn't been so apparent in games that have mattered. His mixed-league fantasy value will be pretty limited unless he convinced Mike Scioscia that he's the Angels' best option to bat leadoff (he's not).
Apr 21 - 11:02 PM

Erick Aybar was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after undergoing some dental work earlier in the day.

It appears we've finally gotten to the root of the issue. Aybar was originally in the lineup, but apparently he was still feeling some effects from the work done before the game. He was replaced at shortstop by John McDonald. It doesn't seem like the kind of thing that will force him to miss any more time going forward.
Apr 9 - 11:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Smith
2Jason Grilli
3Kevin Jepsen
4Joe Thatcher
5Fernando Salas
6Hector Santiago
7Mike Morin
8Brian Moran
9Cory Rasmus
10Drew Rucinski
11Ryan Brasier
12Sean Burnett