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Twins sign veteran SS Erick Aybar to minor league contract

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have signed 12-year veteran shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

The Twins announced the deal on Saturday, when Aybar was expected to report to camp. Aybar made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2006 and was their everyday shortstop for seven seasons. He won a Gold Glove award in 2011 and made the All-Star team in 2014. He played last year for the San Diego Padres, batting .234 with 11 stolen bases in 333 at-bats.

The Twins have plenty of middle infield depth behind second baseman Brian Dozier and shortstop Jorge Polanco with versatile backups Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza, so Aybar will be a long shot to make the team.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.305
HR: B. Dozier34
RBI: B. Dozier93
SB: B. Buxton29
W: E. Santana16
ERA: E. Santana3.28
Saves: M. Belisle9
K: E. Santana167
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 10260.630-
Y-Minnesota 8577.52517
Kansas City 8082.49422
Chi White Sox 6795.41435
Detroit 6498.39538
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .260 (9)
Runs: 815 (7)
Hits: 1443 (10)
Home Runs: 206 (16)
Stolen Bases: 95 (9)
OBP: .334 (6)
SLG: .434 (11)
Total Bases: 2409 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.59 (19)
Runs Allowed: 788 (19)
Saves: 42 (12)
Strikeouts: 1166 (29)
OpBA: .266 (26)
OBP: .330 (16)
SLG: .446 (24)
Run Support: 5.11 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/23 E. Aybar Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/20 T. May Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
2/20 A. Sanchez Signed as Free Agent ( 2018)(one-year contract)
2/17 J. Odorizzi Traded Tampa Bay (for SS Jermaine Palacios)
2/17 M. Pineda Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/20 T. May Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
2/17 M. Pineda Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
2/14 E. Santana Surgery on right middle finger (day-to-day)
8/30 B. Buxton Undisclosed (day-to-day)
8/24 J. Castro off 10-day DL
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