ERICK AYBAR

ERICK AYBAR

Erick Aybar is Gold Glove award winner and a 2014 MLB All-Star.

Aybar was born on January 14, 1984 in Bani, Peravia, Dominican Republic. He was signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2002, making his Major League debut on May 16, 2006 as a pinch runner. He recorded his first Major League hit on May 20, 2006 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and his first Major League career home run on September 25, 2007 against the Texas Rangers.

In 2009, Aybar tied the franchise record for most triples in a game against the Texas Rangers on September 5. That same week, he had his first career walk-off hit against the Seattle Mariners on September 8. He finished the season with a batting average of .312 (eighth in the American League) and the fourth-highest on-base plus slugging percentage (.776) of all American League shortstops.

In 2011, Aybar was awarded his first Rawlings Gold Glove award, succeeding the Yankee’s Derek Jeter, and finishing the season with a .980 fielding percentage. He tied for the AL lead in double plays with 102.

On July 10, 2014, Aybar was named an All Star for the first time in his career. Aybar ended the 2014 regular season with a on base percentage of .321, batting average of .278 and 68 RBI and 7 home runs.

In November 2015, Erick Aybar was traded to the Atlanta Braves. On August 16, 2016, Aybar was traded to the Detroit Tigers.

Erick Aybar signed with the San Diego Padres organization in February 2017.

 

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