TEMPE, Ariz. -- The representatives for Erick Aybar, the Angels' current shortstop, left the facility just before the weekend. Jean Segura, potentially the Angels' future shortstop, departed Major League camp on Sunday morning.But the Angels' long-term uncertainty at the position hasn't gone anywhere. For this season, they know Aybar will man shortstop and -- if his hot spring is any indication -- could be a viable leadoff option in the Majors. And they hope Segura will continue his seemingly rapid development in Double-A Arkansas, which is where he was optioned after three weeks of big league camp. General manager Jerry Dipoto had begun negotiations on an extension for Aybar, who's slated for free agency next offseason, in November, but said just before Spring Training that an agreement wasn't likely before Opening Day. That may still be the case.
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