The Angels have placed reserve infielder Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Aybar has played in 71 games this season and he is 42 for 176 (.239 avg, .564 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 16 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. The Angels have activated Howie Kendrick from the DL to replace Aybar on the roster. Kendrick will take back over as the starting 2B for the Angels and they need his bat. He has played in 53 games this season for the Angels and he is 64 for 203 (.315 avg, .796 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 4 homers and 19 RBIs.