Erick Aybar

#1 SS / Atlanta Braves / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 180 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Drives in run in Monday loss

      Aybar went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's loss to the Mets. The struggling shortstop may finally be starting to come alive for the Braves. Aybar is hitting .304 in his last six games, but all of that work only brings his average up to .178 for the season. Since Aybar has hit worse than .270 just once since 2008, he should bring his average up significantly sooner rather than later.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Still starting at shortstop despite struggles

      Aybar has continued to receive playing time at shortstop despite really struggling through the first three and a half weeks of the season. After not starting Monday, Aybar returned to the lineup on Tuesday. The 32-year-old is last in the league with a .336 OPS and owns the second-worst Defensive Runs Saved (-4) total among all eligible shortstops. Daniel Castro is the shortstop of the future in Atlanta, but he is currently starting at second base. Manager Fredi Gonzalez did tell Mark Bowman of that although he will eventually flip the two fielders, he isn't ready to make that change.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Out of lineup Monday

      Aybar is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox. Aybar has gotten off to a putrid start to the season, batting .136 in 17 games, and now he'll sit out for the second day in a row. Daniel Castro will play shortstop once again while Jace Peterson fills in at second base.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Not in Sunday's lineup

      Aybar is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Mets/ Aybar has started 16 of the first 17 games of the season, but will get a routine day off for the afternoon matchup after going hitless in back-to-back contests. Daniel Castro will take over for him at shortstop, while Kelly Johnson mans the keystone.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Will return to the lineup Saturday

      Aybar will return to the lineup in Saturday's matchup with the Marlins. Aybar got the day off Friday, and was replaced by Daniel Castro. As expected, he will return to the lineup on Saturday. Aybar will bat seventh in the order.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Is not in Friday's lineup

      Aybar is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins. Aybar will get the day off while Daniel Castro steps in for the spot start. The 32-year-old is struggling through the first two weeks of the season, hitting just .167/.184/.167, so a day off could prove to be useful in getting him back on track.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Off to slow start

      Aybar is 5-for-25 (.200) with a stolen base, RBI and two runs through the first six games of the season. The slow start is a bit unusual for Aybar, as he is a career .280 hitter in the first half, which includes a .272 lifetime batting average in April, but Atlanta has generated very little offense as a team. The Braves have averaged just 3.5 runs per game and currently own the worse run differential in the league. It's too early to say Aybar won't turn it around, but it could be a long summer for Atlanta.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Records two doubles in four games this spring

      Aybar is 4-for-12 with two doubles and one RBI through four games this spring. Aybar had a solid season for the Angels in 2015, hitting .270 with 15 stolen bases while posting an impressive 88 percent contact rate. The 32-year-old has been extremely consistent over the course of his career and will look to continue that trend in his first season as the Braves'starting shortstop.

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      Braves' Erick Aybar: Traded to Braves on Thursday

      Aybar was traded to the Braves on Thursday, Alden Gonzalez of reports. The Angels and Braves swapped shortstops in the deal, with Aybar heading to Atlanta with some other of the Angels' prospects. Aybar should remain a starting shortstop with this move to Atlanta, and he'll hope to build off of his .301 OBP and 15 steals that he posted in 2015 with the Angels.

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      Angels' Erick Aybar posts three-hit effort in Game 2 of DH

      Angels shortstop Erick Aybar went 3 for 4 with a run scored in a 5-2 victory over the Twins on Saturday. Aybar has now hit safely in his last four games after an abysmal 7-for-47 start to September. The veteran shortstop is hitting .368 (7 for 19) over the span of his modest hitting streak, and may be regaining some of the success he enjoyed at the plate for the majority of the 2015 campaign prior to September. Aybar's power, always limited throughout his 10-year career, has been even more abbreviated this season, but he has scored 66 runs and has also posted double-digit steals for the third consecutive season.