Erick Aybar, Angels do one-year deal
The Los Angeles Angels have shelved discussions about a long-term contract with Erick Aybar, at least for now, by agreeing Tuesday to a one-year deal with the Gold Glove shortstop to avoid arbitration.
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The deal is for $5.075 million, a source told ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com's Enrique Rojas. Aybar, 28, made $3 million last year while hitting .279 with 30 stolen bases and 71 runs scored and winning his first Gold Glove.
Aybar, who becomes a free agent at the end of this season, was the Angels' final remaining arbitration-eligible player. The team agreed to a four-year, $33.5 million extension with second baseman Howie Kendrick last week and has reached one-year deals with Alberto Callaspo, Jerome Williams and Kendrys Morales.
Mark Saxon covers the Angels for ESPNLosAngeles.com.