The Aybar roster dilemma

The Angels don't expect shortstop Erick Aybar to play this weekend, which means they will have played five games with 24 healthy players on the roster.

That's not ideal. On the other hand, they're so thin on middle infielders with Maicer Izturis out, they're holding out hope they can get Aybar back in fewer than 15 days. Aybar has barely tested his hyperextended left knee. He threw and did some light agility work Saturday.

Monday marks a week since Aybar was injured.

"If he's not making enough progress to see light at the end of the tunnel in a couple days, we'll obviously have to consider a move," manager Mike Scioscia said.