Aybar was diagnosed with a fractured foot Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. It appears that Aybar will be sidelined for quite some time after fouling a ball off his foot during Friday's game. Initial reports suggest that the shortstop will likely miss the remainder of the season, though he could return in September in a best-case scenario. Allen Cordoba and the recently promoted Dusty Coleman will handle shortstop duties in his absence.
Aybar (foot) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday. Manager Andy Green had suggested this was likely after Aybar fouled a ball off his foot Friday. The Padres are expected to bring up another shortstop after Saturday's game to provide depth behind Allen Cordoba.
Aybar (foot) is likely headed to the 10-day disabled list, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The move has not yet been made, but manager Andy Green indicated Aybar is DL-bound after fouling a ball off his foot during Friday's game. Allen Cordoba is starting at shortstop Saturday and it seems likely that he will see the bulk of the work there in Aybar's absence.
Aybar is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants. Aybar has assumed the everyday role at shortstop in San Diego, starting 17 consecutive games at the position, but is mired in a tough slump over the past seven days, going just 3-for-25 in that span. The 33-year-old heads to the bench Saturday, allowing Allen Cordoba to get the start in his place.
Aybar started four consecutive games at shortstop for the Padres, going 4-for-13 with three runs scored over that span. Playing time opened up for the seasoned vet after San Diego designated Chase d'Arnaud for assignment. Allen Cordoba has been M.I.A. over Aybar's recent run of playing time, but he could resurface at some point. The 33-year-old is batting just .229 on the season, but his six home runs and six stolen bases put him on the cusp of being a useful fantasy asset in deep and NL-only formats.