Angels send Kubitza back to Triple-A

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."

Worth noting

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.

David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.