Willy Aybar

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Willy Del Jesus Aybar

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Willie Aybar played in the majors from 2005 to 2010. He missed the 2007 season with a variety of problems, ranging from alcohol issues to wrist surgery.

Aybar was signed by scout Felix Feliz for the Los Angeles Dodgers in January 2000. He made his pro debut that summer for the Great Falls Dodgers.

Aybar was a backup to David Ortiz for the Dominican national team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He was 2 for 4 with a walk and a double as the team's top offensive performer. He made two crucial defensive gaffes in the make-or-break loss to the Dutch national team. With a 1-1 game and one out in the 11th, he fail to catch a pick-off throw from Carlos Marmol that let Eugène Kingsale move from first to third (Marmol was charged with an error). Yurendell de Caster then grounded to Aybar, who made a game-ending error that eliminated the Dominicans from the tournament.

He is the brother of Erick Aybar and uncle of Wander Franco.

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