Tue, 10 May 2011 15:58:27 -0700
Free-agent 1B Willy Aybar (Rays) has signed with Edmonton of the Independent North American Baseball League.
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 20:53:04 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays non-tendered RP J.P. Howell, RP Lance Cormier, 1B Willy Aybar and C Dioner Navarro Thursday, Dec. 2, making them free agents, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney. The team is optimistic that they will re-sign Howell.
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:13:59 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Lance Cormier, 1B Willy Aybar and 1B Dan Johnson are all candidates to be non-tendered by the team by Thursday, Dec. 2, which would make them free agents, according to MLB.com's Bailey Stephens.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:55:00 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays declined their options for the 2011 season on RP Dan Wheeler and 1B Willy Aybar Wednesday, Nov. 3, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney. Wheeler's option was worth $4 million, and he will instead receive a $1 million buyout. Aybar's option was worth $2.2 million and will instead receive a $275,000 buyout.
Tue, 12 Oct 2010 13:45:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Kelly Shoppach is starting in Game 5 of the Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 12, over C John Jaso, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney. 1B Dan Johnson is starting over 1B Willy Aybar as the designated hitter.
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 10:10:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Willy Aybar has been activated onto the postseason roster and will serve as the designated hitter in Game 2 of the Division Series Thursday, Oct. 7, according to MLB.com's Bill Chastain. OF Rocco Baldelli (leg) has been taken off the roster with left leg fatigue, which is symptomatic of mitochondrial disorder. Aybar is hitting sixth in the lineup Thursday.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 07:17:21 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays IF Willy Aybar, SP Jeremy Hellickson, RP Jake McGee and SP Andy Sonnanstine will stay with the team to work out but were left off the playoff roster, the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin reports. C Dioner Navarro, OF Brad Hawpe and RP Lance Cormier were sent home.
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 01:44:09 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays IF Willy Aybar's 10th-inning single was the game winner Thursday, July 1, according to The Associated Press, as the Rays topped the Minnesota Twins 5-4.
Sun, 16 May 2010 11:00:14 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Jesus Colome (0-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday, May 15, against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to The Associated Press. He allowed a game-winning solo home run to 1B Willy Aybar without recording an out.
Sat, 08 May 2010 09:21:28 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is planning to rest some of his regulars as the team wraps up its West Coast road trip, according to The Associated Press. DH Willy Aybar is scheduled to get a day off Saturday, May 8, with DH Pat Burrell playing in his place. Early next week, 1B Carlos Pena will get a break during one of the team's games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.