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X-ray of Erick Aybar's injured toe is inconclusive

July 23, 2012|By Lance Pugmire
  • Angels shortstop Erick Aybar falls to the ground after fouling a pitch off his right foot in the seventh inning Saturday.
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar falls to the ground after fouling a pitch off… (Michael Nelson / European…)

An X-ray Saturday revealed an inconclusive "line" on the right big toe that Erick Aybar fouled a ball off earlier in the day, and the Angels shortstop will be evaluated again Tuesday, the team announced.

"He’s not close to playing now," Angels Mike Scioscia said Monday after Aybar was spotted striding through the team’s clubhouse in a walking boot strapped to just below his knee. "It will be determined by how he feels and if he can improve enough. Hopefully, he can avoid the disabled list."

The Angels will start Maicer Izturis in Aybar’s absence at least through Wednesday, and they promoted infield prospect Jean Segura from triple-A Salt Lake. Segura fielded a few dozen ground balls at shortstop before Monday’s game.

Scioscia and a team spokesman were unable to interpret if "the line" indicated a break.

The manager said he was eager to learn more and whether Aybar -- who’s batting .325 in the last 34 games -- is out "for two days or two weeks."


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