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Erick Aybar will not be ready until next week

Apr 23, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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Angels shortstop Erick Aybar had been aiming to return from the disabled list on Thursday — the first day he is eligible. But that has now been ruled out.

According to beat writer Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Aybar has reported to extended spring training in Tempe, Arizona but is not yet appearing in games. So he won’t be activated this week, and probably isn’t going to be back in his normal playing shape until the middle of next week.

Aybar, 29, was batting .321/.333/.393 with one RBI and four runs scored in 31 plate appearances before suffering a severe heel contusion on April 9. Brendan Harris has been filling in at short for Anaheim.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Hey how about those 8-13 bluejays? Gotta love it!!

  2. rcali - Apr 24, 2013 at 4:32 AM

    Nooooooooo! How will my fantasy team survive!

  3. jarathen - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    The real value is that the Angels have a backup shortstop who isn’t a terrible hitter (Harris) and one who is good with the glove (Romine), but their respective other halves are not up to par. Sooner = better with the return of Erick Aybar.

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