I was just coming in here to say that. A has never been able to recapture the magic on daytime that he had when he played Cruz. I think he's seriously outgrown the genre and needs to continue to do bigger, better things. Tying him to the flopping Hernandez clan was just detriment to his character from the start. His character just never served any purpose. Sucks b/c I do believe that he had good chemistry with Kate/Lauren Koslow.
I feel like Jordi Vilasuso ain't meshing well on this show either. I wouldn't be surprised if he was let go soon too.