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Aybar may skip DL

Posted on: June 18, 2010 10:04 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:53 am

Erick Aybar may be back for the Angels quicker than expected. Although an MRI revealed "meniscal damage" in his left knee, Aybar was doing agility drills before Friday's game with the Cubs, the Los Angeles Times ' Mike DiGiovanna writes .

"Until he runs the bases 100%, it's tough to know where he is, but he's feeling a lot better," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "We're feeling very optimistic he won't go on the DL, but he still has some hurdles to clear."

That would be a huge boon to the Angels, who lost Maicer Izturis earlier this week and currently have Brandon Wood playing shortstop.

Aybar was injured on a slide by Milwaukee's Erick Aybar in Monday's game against the Brewers. Although it was a scary collision, Aybar said he thought the play was clean.

"I had no problem with it," Aybar said. "He was trying to take me out and slid hard. I was trying to catch the ball."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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