Erick Aybar SS LAA 2 days ago
Aybar hit his second home run of the season as part of a 2-for-4 game Tuesday against the Yankees.
Aybar had just one home run in 301 plate appearances heading into Tuesday's game and he hadn't homered since May 26 against San Diego. Aybar was dealing with a hamstring injury that restricted him to a pinch-hitting role over the weekend, but he appears to be fully back in action after playing complete games the past two nights.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 3 days ago
Aybar (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup Monday against the Yankees, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Aybar missed the last two starts as a result of the injury, but was able to pinch-hit in Sunday's contest against the Mariners. He has tallied just a .565 OPS with three extra-base hits in 89 at-bats in June.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 4 days ago
Angels manager Mike Scioscia expects Aybar (hamstring) to rejoin the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, MLB.com's David Adler reports.
Aybar hit a game-tying RBI single in a pinch-hit appearance during Sunday's win over the Mariners. He hasn't started since Friday, but he also made a pinch-hit appearance Saturday, suggesting the injury has never been considered serious.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 4 days ago
Aybar (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.
Aybar is still listed as a reserve on the Angels' official roster sheet, so the club is viewing him as day-to-day while he contends with what's believed to be minor tightness in his hamstring. Taylor Featherston will get the call at shortstop for Sunday's series finale, with the Angels hoping that Aybar will be ready to go by next week.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 5 days ago
Aybar (hamstring) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.
Aybar left Friday's game with tightness in his left hamstring and will be held out of Saturday's contest. The veteran has played in 71 out of 74 games this season, but the Angels will turn to Taylor Featherston to fill in at shortstop Saturday.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 6 days ago
Aybar exited Friday's game in the top of the seventh inning with left hamstring tightness.
Prior to leaving, Aybar went 1-for-2 with a double (which he unsuccessfully tried to stretch to a triple) and a sacrifice. Taylor Featherston replaced Aybar at short and would be in line to start Saturday if Aybar is forced to sit.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 1 week ago
Aybar went 3-for-6 and scored a run Wednesday against the Astros.
He's now hit safely in six consecutive games, lifting his average from .246 to .260 in that span, but that doesn't do a whole lot to take the edge off what's been an awful season for Aybar. His OPS is still nearly 100 points lower than last year, and he's running less often -- not a formula for significant fantasy value.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 2 weeks ago
Aybar is not in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
The everyday shortstop will get a scheduled day off Thursday as Taylor Featherston gets the nod at shortstop. Featherston will bat eighth against Arizona starter Allen Webster.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 3 weeks ago
Aybar went 3-for-6 with two runs scored in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.
Aybar now has five hits in his last three games, but has recorded just one extra-base hit and has yet to steal a base in June. Aybar will likely remain at the top of the lineup for the time being, which could mean some opportunities to swipe bags if he can continue to get on base.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 1 month ago
Aybar (hamstring) will return to the lineup Sunday, batting leadoff against the Tigers.
Aybar was expected to rejoin the Angels' lineup Sunday, and that is indeed the case. The hamstring issue reportedly felt "great" Friday, but he sat out both then and Saturday regardless. The trainers must be satisfied with his progress however, as he'll retake his spot atop the order, bumping Johnny Giavotella down to ninth in the order.