Erick Aybar named to All-Star Game as replacement for Alex Gordon

Erick Aybar is an All-Star for the first time.
Erick Aybar is an All-Star for the first time. (USATSI)

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Angels shortstop Erick Aybar as been named to the AL All-Star Team has an injury replacement for Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, MLB announced. Gordon is dealing with a wrist issue.

Aybar, 30, is heading to the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his nine-year career. He is hitting .283/.318/.417 (108 OPS+) with 22 doubles, six home runs and 11 stolen bases in 88 games this season.

The 30-year-old Gordon is hitting .268/.348/.425 (112 OPS+) with 24 doubles and nine homers this year. He was elected to his second straight All-Star Game this summer.

The full All-Star Game rosters are right here. Aybar will join Mike Trout to give the Angels two All-Star representatives.

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