ARLINGTON, Texas -- Angels shortstop Erick Aybar left the second game of a doubleheader in Texas on Sunday night because of a strained right quadriceps muscle.
There was a stoppage in play in the bottom of the second inning when Aybar walked toward the third-base line and met briefly with a trainer and manager Mike Scioscia. He almost immediately came out of the game, and the Angels said he was day to day.
Aybar appeared to get hurt batting in the top of the second. After unsuccessfully trying to beat out a grounder, he grimaced and grabbed at his right leg.
Maicer Izturis, who played second base in the opener the wild-card hopeful Angels won 5-4, came off the bench and replaced Aybar at shortstop. Aybar was also at shortstop for the opener.