DL decision on Aybar looms for Angels

DL decision on Aybar looms for Angels

ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia expects a decision to be made in the next day or two whether to place Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 15, or keep him on the active roster.

Aybar suffered a hyperextension of the left knee in a collision at second base last Monday night against the Brewers. An MRI showed damage to the meniscus, and Aybar has been playing catch, riding the stationary bike and taking ground balls with limited knee movement.

"Erick's feeling better," Scioscia said. "He got examined by Dr. [Lewis] Yocum. We should get an indication in the next day or two if it's moving in the right direction or needs more time. We're encouraged long range that it's not going to be an issue. Short range, we might need to shut him down and give him a week [to recover]."

Aybar was playing his best baseball of the season at the time of the collision, hitting .382 in June and .444 in his previous 27 at-bats.