The Angels say they'll decide on Tuesday whether to place shortstop Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list, but it sounds as if Aybar isn't ready to resume his acrobatics at shortstop yet.
"I don't want to be on the field if I'm hurt. I don't want to play at 40 or 50 percent," Aybar said. "I don't want to change my game. I want to be able to dive for balls in the hole without thinking about my knee. For me, it's better if I'm 99 or 100 percent."
Aybar hyperextended his left knee June 14 and hasn't played since. The Angels were hopeful he could play this weekend, but his baseball activities were limited to running in the outfield and taking ground balls hit right at him. He has yet to test his lateral agility or run the bases.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia sounded as if he also was leaning toward a DL stint for Aybar.
"If a player's not able to go out there and play and if he's at a heightened risk of getting hurt, you're not going to play him," Scioscia said.