The waiver wire is full of gems right now, as several viable hitter and pitcher options have emerged in recent days. Those who need a lineup boost or a complete overhaul should strongly consider the 10 players listed below.
Erick Aybar, shortstop (Angels): Aybar -- who is hitting .313 this month -- was recently promoted to the leadoff spot when manager Mike Scioscia decided to shake up his struggling lineup. The 31-year-old has compiled a career .277 batting average and he possesses enough speed to swipe some bases. Hitting in front of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun should give Aybar plenty of chances to score runs.
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