Angels send Kubitza back to Triple-A
ANAHEIM -- The Angels optioned third baseman Kyle Kubitza to Triple-A Salt Lake following Sunday's 3-2 win against the Mariners at Angel Stadium, with a corresponding move to come prior to Monday's series opener against the Yankees.
Kubitza hit .214 (6-for-28) in 11 games since making his MLB debut June 10. He is ranked as the Angels' No. 6 overall prospect by MLB.com.
"Just to get at-bats, keep getting better," Kubitza said of going down to the Minors. "I got a lot of firsts, so it's great -- any time you're doing that in the big leagues. Hopefully I'll go down, get better and come back here and be ready to play."
• Erick Aybar, who left Friday's game with left hamstring tightness, did not play the field in the last two games of the Mariners series, but he pinch-hit in both games. Manager Mike Scioscia said after Sunday's game he expects Aybar to start at shortstop on Monday.
• Angels right-hander Trevor Gott picked up his first career win in relief on Sunday. Gott, a 22-year-old rookie, pitched a scoreless 10th inning before the Angels won in the bottom half on a walk-off wild pitch.