The Tigers added infield help today by trading for Erick Aybar. Aybar’s arrival comes as a result of shortstop Jose Iglesias landing on the DL. Aybar cleared waivers, which made him eligible for an August trade.
Aybar is hitting only .242 this year, but had a .276 batting average in 10 years with the Angels. In those 10 years, Aybar experienced many down the stretch runs in attempt to make the playoffs. He should provide leadership in Detroit.
The Braves will be getting utility man Mike Aviles and catcher Kade Scivicque in return. Aviles will provide depth in the infield and outfield for the Braves. His versatility will be appreciated in Atlanta. Kade Scivicque has the potential to be the Braves’ catcher of the future. He was drafted by Detroit in the 4th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
This move allows Dansby Swanson, who was called up following the trade, to step into the starting shortstop role for the Braves. Swanson was the first overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.