Erick Aybar SS ATL 3 months ago

Aybar was traded to the Braves on Thursday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Erick Aybar SS ATL 4 months ago

Aybar went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored and a solo shot, his third home run of the season.

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Erick Aybar SS ATL 5 months ago

Aybar went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a 5-2 victory over the Twins on Saturday.

Erick Aybar SS ATL 5 months ago

Aybar went 2-for-4 with two doubles in a 3-1 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Erick Aybar SS ATL 6 months ago

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is in the lineup Sunday against the Kansas City Royals after missing three games with a back injury, according to the Orange County Register. Aybar's return confirms his previous self assessment that a disabled list stint was not necessary, and he will bring a .273 batting average back into the sixth lineup spot Sunday night.

Erick Aybar SS ATL 6 months ago

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is not in the lineup for the third consecutive game Saturday because of a back injury, but he does not believe he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, according to the Los Angeles Times. Aybar was able to take fielding practice Saturday, and though he has not yet been able to hit, the organization has maintained that the injury is mild. His .646 OPS this season is his worst mark since 2010, but manager Mike Scioscia said that Aybar remains a very valuable part of the lineup. “It’s an eye-opener for some people when a person like Erick is not there, because a lot of people take him for granted,” Scioscia said. “Not us. He’s part of the heartbeat of this team. He plays every game, every inning, and he plays at a high level. He can do so many things on the field that help you win games. A big piece of our lineup is missing.”

Erick Aybar SS ATL 7 months ago

Aybar went 5-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Friday.

The five hits marked a career-high for Aybar, raising his average from .261 to .274 this season. Despite the nice performance, Aybar has tallied just a .607 OPS with one stolen base over 96 at-bats in June.

Erick Aybar SS ATL 7 months 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 ATL 7 months 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 ATL 7 months 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.