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Aybar sits out after pregame dental work

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SEATTLE -- Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to some pregame dental work, according to the team. John McDonald took his place, batting ninth.

Aybar is expected to be back for the next game on Friday, the start of a three-game series against the Mets, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after a 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

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SEATTLE -- Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to some pregame dental work, according to the team. John McDonald took his place, batting ninth.

Aybar is expected to be back for the next game on Friday, the start of a three-game series against the Mets, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after a 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

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The 30-year-old switch-hitter has started the season 5-for-28, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.

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