The Los Angeles Angels place Erick Aybar on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 22 May 2008 at 6:35 pm

The Angels have placed starting shortstop Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right pinkie finger. He has played in 43 games this season and he is 41 for 152 (.270 avg, .649 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 1 homer, 16 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. The Angels will activate Chone Figgins to replace Aybar on the roster and to start at 3B. Figgins has played in 33 games this season for the Angels and he is 38 for 124 (.306 avg, .778 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 7 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. Aybar’s injury opens up the starting shortstop job for Maicer Izturis. Izturis has played in 30 games for the Angels this season and he is 21 for 101 (.208 avg, .525 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 11 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. He’s a better hitter than he has shown so far this season so he should be able to replace Aybar with the Angels not missing a beat. Sean Rodriguez will start at 2B until either Aybar or Howie Kendrick return from the D.L. Rodriguez is off to a slow start to his major league career so far. He has played in 13 games for the Angels this season and he is 7 for 40 (.175 avg, .458 OPS) with 2 runs scored. He has also whiffed an amazing 15 times this season. The Angels have also recalled Brandon Wood from AAA ball again. He has played in 11 games for the Angels this season and he is 4 for 26 (.154 avg, .483 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 1 RBI. He has also whiffed an alarming 11 times this season.

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