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ANAHEIM -- Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has missed three straight games with a hamstring injury and is likely to miss his fourth as he is not in Monday's starting lineup, but is available off the bench.

While Aybar was hoping to start at shortstop Monday, his return to the starting lineup will have to wait at least another day.

Aybar did workout as planned prior to Monday's game and the workout was positive enough that Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the switch-hitting shortstop could be used -- an option that was not available the past few days.

"He felt great," Scioscia said of Aybar's pregame workout. "Had a great workout today. He'll be available today and most likely will play tomorrow."

Aybar has only played in 16 of the Angels 37 games this season as he was on the disabled list with a left heel issue earlier in the season.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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