ANAHEIM, Calif. The Angels hoped to keep shortstop Erick Aybar off the disabled list, but Friday afternoon, they decided they had no choice.
Aybar, who is still not recovered from a non-displaced fracture of the big toe on his right foot, went on the 15-day DL, retroactive to last Sunday. He's not eligible to return until Aug. 6.
To replace Aybar, the Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from Triple-A Salt Lake. Infielder Jean Segura, who had been with the team, was one of three players traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in the trade for pitcher Zack Greinke.
The Angels also activated outfielder Vernon Wells from the 60-day disabled list. Wells has been out since May 21 when he suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Wells, who was hitting .244 with six home runs and 12 RBIs when he went down, doesn't expect to see much playing time in the Angels' crowded outfield of Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout and Torii Hunter.
"There's definitely an understanding of where our team is at ri...