Team: San Diego Padres

Position: Shortstop

Bats/Throws: Both/Right

Height/Weight: 5’10”, 195 lbs.

Date of Birth: Jan. 14, 1984

Hometown: Bani, Dominican Republic

 

Erick Aybar, a Gold Glove shortstop and MLB All-Star, signed with the San Diego Padres prior to the start of the 2017 season.

 

Aybar is an 11-year MLB veteran and made his MLB debut in 2006 with the Angels,.

He won the American League Gold Glove in 2011 and was named to the MLB All Star Game in 2014. He played with the Angels from 2006-2015 before playing with the Braves and Tigers in 2016.

 

A career .273 hitter, Aybar has posted a .270 or better batting average in seven of the last nine seasons.

 

Aybar is a native of Bani, Dominican Republic and returns yearly to host an annual baseball clinic for local kids.

 

Aybar’s brand partners include New Balance, Franklin and Rawlings.

 

Career Highlights

  • MLB All Star (2014)
  • American League Gold Glove Winner (2011)
  • American League Player of the Week (Sept. 18, 2011)