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DRaysBay Feb 21, 2017
Rays expected to land top international prospect: Wander Franco

Rays expected to land top international prospect: Wander Franco

The nephew of Padres SS Erick Aybar is expected to be a huge target for the Rays when international free-agency opens July 2nd, 2017 The last time the Rays were allowed to spend more than $300,000 on any international minor league free agent (2014), they spent $2.95M on Adrian Rondon and more than $5.5M overall that year. Other notables that year were LHP Francisco Sanchez ($675K), CF Jesus Sanchez ($400K), and LHP Resly Linares ($275K). As Rays fans who monitor the international market closely know, the team is about to exit the restrictions they’ve had on spending for the last two...
Halos Heaven Feb 17, 2017
MLB spring training 2017: Is this the most important camp of Nate Smith’s career?

MLB spring training 2017: Is this the most important camp of Nate Smith’s career?

For awhile there, it sure seemed like this would be his year, and it’d be his job to lose. Of course, “his” is in reference to Nate Smith, 2017 was the year in question, and the job I mention is the fifth arm in the Angels’ starting rotation. Over the last couple seasons, we watched as Smith, the Angels’ 8th round pick in the 2013 draft, climbed the organization’s prospect ladder, becoming one of their best young pitchers in the process. When Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, two of the other top prospects in the Halos’ system, were added to the Erick-Aybar-for-Andrelton-Simmons...

Aybar, Urias among Padres' non-roster invitees for spring training

A veteran shortstop, several interesting pitching prospects and a 19-year-old infielder are among the 28 players who received non-roster invitations to the Padres’ major league camp this spring. Erick Aybar, signed to a minor league deal this week, will compete with incumbent shortstop Luis Sardinas...
South Side Sox Feb 10, 2017
Life lessons from Gordon Beckham and Todd Frazier

Life lessons from Gordon Beckham and Todd Frazier

There’s power in positivity, even if sounds foolish After seeing Erick Aybar sign a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres earlier this week, it reminded me that Alexei Ramirez is still looking for a next team. Which, in turn, reminded me that Gordon Beckham was still looking for his next team. The latter found a job the very next day, signing a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants. Beckham’s fate still intrigues me more than it should, although the reason evolves over time. When he left the White Sox and headed to the Braves for the 2016 season, I wanted to see whether...
Call to the Pen Feb 8, 2017

San Diego Padres Sign Erick Aybar to Minor League Deal

The San Diego Padres are continuing to acquire interesting assets during their rebuild. Yesterday, they inked Erick Aybar to a minor league contract, and are giving him a chance to be their shortstop. To call what the San Diego Padres have done a fire sale would be an understatement. They have sent away anything with […] San Diego Padres Sign Erick Aybar to Minor League Deal - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Padres sign Erick Aybar to minor league deal

The Padres have signed Erick Aybar to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, adding a veteran to the competition for San Diego’s starting shortstop job. Aybar, 33, split last season between Atlanta and Detroit, which acquired him in an August trade. In 368 combined plate appearances,...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 7, 2017
Former Tiger Erick Aybar signs with Padres

Former Tiger Erick Aybar signs with Padres

The Tigers had only three Major League free agents this winter and didnt attempt to re-sign any of them. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers had only three Major League free agents this winter and didn't attempt to re-sign any of them. The last one is now off the market after infielder Erick Aybar signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres, according to Yahoo Sports.  The Tigers acquired Aybar from the the Braves last August for Mike Aviles. He served as a reliable utility infielder until the end of the season. Aybar, 33, was the Los Angeles Angels'...
MLB Daily Dish Feb 7, 2017
Padres sign Erick Aybar to minor-league deal

Padres sign Erick Aybar to minor-league deal

The veteran will compete for San Diego’s starting role in spring training. The Padres have reached a minor-league deal with shortstop Erick Aybar, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Aybar will compete with Luis Sardinas for the Padres’ starting shortstop job in spring training. San Diego has had a clear need at the position for the better part of two years, with the signing of Alexei Ramirez proving to be a failure last season. Aybar, 33, split last year between the Braves and Tigers, being traded to Detroit in a waiver-wire deal in August. He hit a combined .243/.303/.623 with...
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 7, 2017

Padres, Erick Aybar Agree To Minor League Deal

The Padres are in agreement on a minor league contract with veteran infielder Erick Aybar, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter). The 33-year-old Roc Nation Sports client will compete with Luis Sardinas for the shortstop gig in San Diego.
KFFL Feb 7, 2017

Padres | San Diego signs Erick Aybar

Detroit Tigers INF Erick Aybar signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres ...
Scout Feb 2, 2017

Aybar a 'popular name' in Utility Market

Erick Aybar is a "popular name" in the free agent market, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Rotoworld Jan 31, 2017

Aybar a 'popular name' in utility market - Erick Aybar (SS) Detroit Tigers

Erick Aybar is a popular name in the free agent market, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

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