Aybar hopeful of returning for Oakland series

Aybar hopeful of returning for Oakland series

Aybar hopeful of returning for Oakland series
ARLINGTON -- Angels shortstop Erick Aybar continues to be encouraged by the progress of his broken right big toe, and manager Mike Scioscia said he could return from the disabled list for the three-game series in Oakland that begins next Monday.

Aybar, out since fouling a ball off his foot July 21, fielded ground balls hit right at him and took some flips in the batting cage prior to Monday's series opener against the Rangers. The final hurdle would be running sprints.

"I feel a little bit better every day," Aybar said in Spanish. "Hopefully I can just keep progressing from there."