Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:23:30 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar is focused on drawing more walks this season, and he drew seven walks in his first eight spring games. The most walks Aybar has ever drawn in a season were 35 in 2010, which was tied for 253rd in the league. His career on-base percentage is only .317 because of the lack of walks.
Fantasy Tip: Improved plate discipline would look nice next to Aybar's solid contact rate and line-drive/ground-ball swing. A higher BA would surely make him more attractive as middle-infield insurance in AL leagues.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:37:14 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (calf) was back in the lineup Thursday, Aug. 15, after he left the game with cramping in his left calf Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:00:26 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (calf) is out of the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 14, but is available off the bench. He is improving and is hoping to play Thursday, Aug. 15.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:17:22 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recalled SS Andrew Romine from the minors Wednesday, Aug. 14, and optioned P Nick Maronde in a corresponding move. Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Romine will fill in while Erick Aybar recovers from a calf cramp. Romine should only be owned in AL leagues if Aybar winds up on the DL. Otherwise, he's just a depth piece. Romine is best known for his stellar defense. He makes frequent contact with the stick but doesn't own much power at all.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:53:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (calf) was walking fine after leaving the game Tuesday, Aug. 13, against the New York Yankees due to a cramp in his calf. He said he feels he will be ready to play Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:34:06 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (calf) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 13, against the New York Yankees due to cramping in his left calf. He is considered day to day.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:48:04 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (ankle, shin) left the game early Tuesday, Aug. 13, after he was cleated in the ankle and shin area.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 05:45:52 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are unlikely to deal SS Erick Aybar, but 2B Howie Kendrick is available. Kendrick can block trades to 12 teams.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:04:07 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have inquired about Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar as they look to upgrade at shortstop. The Cardinals have enough young pitching to make a trade feasible.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:09:48 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are fielding plenty of calls from interested teams as the trade deadline nears. The Angels have fallen far out of contention in the American League West, and the chances they strike a deal before Wednesday, July 31, are "better than 50-50." "Vultures appear to be circling," the source said. 2B Howie Kendrick and SS Erick Aybar are the likeliest to be traded. The Kansas City Royals are interested in Kendrick, but they are one of 12 teams he can block a trade to. Aybar can't block any trades.