Erick Aybar SS LAA 2 weeks ago

Aybar will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Kole Calhoun (calf) will miss a third straight start, affording Aybar another opportunity to set the table for the Angels. Aybar went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Sunday in his first start of the year atop the order and is 1-for-10 in his career against Tuesday's starter Nick Martinez. Last season, Aybar hit .279/.301/.426 in 68 at-bats from the leadoff spot.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 1 month ago

Aybar went 1-for-3 in a Cactus league game against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Aybar lost the leadoff spot to Kole Calhoun in 2014, but the 31-year-old managed to produce in his new role, as he notched a career high in runs (77) and RBI (68) while hitting primarily in the fifth and sixth spots in the lineup. Owners counting on Aybar stealing 30 bases in 2015 will likely be disappointed, as he hasn't eclipsed 20 since 2012, but he could keep up his run and RBI totals up as a middle-of-the-order bat while keeping his batting average in the .270-.280 range.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 7 months ago

Aybar is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics Mike DiGiovanna reports.

With the Angels already clinching their playoff spot, Aybar and the starters will be seeing some regular days off before the post-season. He has been hitting .243 over 70 at-bats in September, and will yield the start to Gordon Beckham at short.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 7 months ago

Aybar is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Aybar will join the rest of the regulars on the bench Thursday, a day after the team secured its first AL West crown since 2009. Gordon Beckham will get the start at short, his first at the position in the major leagues.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 7 months ago

Aybar went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Thursday.

The homer was Aybar's first since June 29. While Aybar's power output has cooled off in recent months, the 30-year-old has already surpassed his career-highs in both RBI (66) and runs scored (73) this season. He will take a five-game hitting streak into action Friday.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 8 months ago

Aybar went 3-for-4 in a loss to the Marlins on Monday, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

Aybar has been on an impressive run of late, as he has now recorded five consecutive multi-hit games, stealing two bases over that span. He has just two doubles and no home runs during the course of the entire streak, but could certainly be worth a look at a shallow position while he is red hot.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 9 months ago

Erick Aybar (groin) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Orioles.

Aybar missed a couple of games with soreness in his right groin. He's batting fifth and starting at shortstop on Tuesday against Orioles righty Miguel Gonzalez.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 9 months ago

Erick Aybar (groin) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Orioles.

Aybar missed a couple of games with soreness in his right groin. He's batting fifth and starting at shortstop on Tuesday against Orioles righty Miguel Gonzalez.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 9 months ago

Erick Aybar returned to action on Monday July 21.

Erick Aybar SS LAA 9 months ago

Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hoping Erick Aybar (groin) will be ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Aybar is missing a third straight game Monday due to a sore right groin, but it appears that he's feeling better. The All-Star is batting .283/.320/.409 with six homers, 50 RBI and 11 stolen bases this season.