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Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is trying to jell with a new second baseman
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is trying to jell with a new second baseman

Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick played together so long that spring training was almost a formality for the double-play combination. "After the first couple of workouts, they were in sync with everything," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. "Those guys could do cutoffs and relays blindfolded." Not this spring. Kendrick, the Angels second baseman since 2007, was traded to the Dodgers in December, and Aybar, the Angels shortstop since 2007, began camp with eyes wide open. With Josh Rutledge, Grant Green and Johnny Giavotella competing for the second base job, Aybar is breaking in not one but three double-play partners this spring. "The team will make the...

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