Jeff Passan reports that the Padres have signed shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor-league deal.
Aybar split last year between the Braves and Tigers, hitting .242/.293/.313 in 97 games in Atlanta and .250/.341/.350 in 29 games in Detroit. That’s not great, but he actually stands a pretty good chance of making the Padres, who have Luis Sardinas penciled in at the top of the depth chart at the moment. Sardinas split last season between the Padres and Mariners, hitting better after he came over in a trade, but he’s no mortal lock to win the job.
If he was, would they be brining Aybar in?