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Erick Aybar activated from 15-day DL, Castro optioned to AAA

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Hooray....Erick Aybar is back from the DL...

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

For many Braves fans, watching Erick Aybar’s play this year has been among the hardest things to deal with. With the loss of Andrelton Simmons, Aybar was supposed to be an adequate bridge to when top prospects Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson were ready to fill in the position. Instead, he was arguably the worst full-time player in baseball before he started losing time and then went on the DL. Looks like we may see Aybar play for the Braves pretty soon again

Aybar did a seven game rehab stint at Gwinnett where he slashed .172/226/.207 which essentially mirrors his production at the major league level this year.

Daniel Castro returns to Gwinnett after slashing .182/.220/.190 in 2016 as primarily a defensive replacement and spot starter who could play multiple positions in the field well defensively.