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Maicer Izturis | Second Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/12/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Maicer Izturis (groin) will be sidelined for at least 10 days and will miss the start of the season, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
Izturis left Friday's game with a right groin strain. With Izturis sidelined, Devon Travis and Ryan Goins suddenly have a great opportunity to win the Opening Day second base gig. Travis, whom the Jays acquired from the Tigers for Anthony Gose this winter, is especially intriguing from a fantasy perspective. Mar 22 - 9:25 AM

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Maicer Izturis (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Izturis had to exit Friday's game against the Rays with a right groin strain. The oft-injured infielder is set to start at second base for the Jays if he's healthy, but a trip to the disabled list could open up the position to Ryan Goins or Devon Travis.
Mar 20 - 4:23 PM

Maicer Izturis had to exit Friday's game against the Rays with a right groin strain.

Izturis will be re-evaluated later Friday or Saturday before more is known about his status. The veteran infielder is in line to start at second base for the Jays if he's healthy. Ryan Goins or Devon Travis could be in the mix at second if Izturis needs to start the season on the disabled list.
Mar 20 - 2:09 PM

According to MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm, Maicer Izturis is the favorite for the Blue Jays' second base gig.

Izturis is recovered from last year's knee injury and showing good defensive range in Jays camp. Ramon Santiago, Steve Tolleson, Ryan Goins, and rookie Devon Travis are also in the running. It's probably a position to avoid this year in mixed fantasy leagues. Travis could carry fantasy value eventually.
Mar 9 - 2:41 PM

Blue Jays activated INF Maicer Izturis from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran infielder suffered a torn ligament in his left knee that ended his 2014 season in April. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training where he'll function as a utility infielder once again.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred Maicer Izturis to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done merely as a procedural move to clear a spot for Juan Francisco on the 40-man roster. Izturis, sidelined with a ligament tear in his left knee, isn't expected to be ready to return until September.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Maicer Izturis is expected to miss 4-6 months with a ligament tear in his left knee.

The Blue Jays announced that he suffered a complete tear of the LCL in the knee. It's an awful break for Izturis, who suffered the injury tripping down the dugout steps Sunday. He's expected to receive a second opinion before setting a date on surgery, but it looks like his season could be over. While Izturis was beginning to make his claim on the starting second base job in recent days, Ryan Goins should get most of the starts moving forward.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.

Izturis suffered the injury tripping down the dugout steps during Sunday's game against the Orioles. He said that he heard something pop in his left knee, and is very nervous about the pending MRI results. Ryan Goins will continue to see the bulk of the action at second base in his absence.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Maicer Izturis left Sunday's game against the Orioles due to a sprained left knee.

It's not clear how Izturis suffered the injury or how serious it might be. Ryan Goins slid over to second base to replace Izturis, and Robinson Diaz entered the game at shortstop.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons on Thursday said he's "not ready to say" that Maicer Izturis has usurped Ryan Goins as the team's starter at second base.

Izturis has made four straight starts at second and is batting .385/.429/.423 over 29 plate appearances this season. Goins provides better defense but has just one hit in his first 20 plate appearances. "I'm not ready to say that," Gibbons said. "Izturis gives you some offence and some defense. Goins is a defensive specialist. We think he's going to hit enough. He's off to a slow start but I expect him to improve on that. But right now we're playing the hot hand (Izturis), the guy that's swinging the bat. If we had more guys in the lineup that were swinging it more ... we might go the other way just for the defense."
Source: Toronto Sun
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Maicer Izturis went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored versus the Astros on Wednesday.

Izturis is off to a nice 10-for-22 start at the plate, so the Jays could keep running him out to second base against right-handers, maybe even after Jose Reyes gets back. It does cost them a bit defensively, which is why they inserted Jonathan Diaz at shortstop and moved Ryan Goins back to second in the later innings tonight.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 12:11:00 AM

Maicer Izturis is starting at second base for the Blue Jays in their season-opener Monday versus the Rays.

Ryan Goins is expected to serve as the Blue Jays' regular second baseman this year, but Izturis is getting the start on Opening Day. The rest of Toronto's lineup for Monday's opener: SS Jose Reyes, LF Melky Cabrera, RF Jose Bautista, 1B Edwin Encarnacion, DH Dioner Navarro, 3B Brett Lawrie, CF Colby Rasmus, 2B Maicer Izturis, C Josh Thole. R.A. Dickey is on the mound.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred INF Maicer Izturis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Chien-Ming Wang on the 40-man roster. Izturis was placed on the DL Thursday and is no longer a candidate to return this season.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

Izturis suffered the injury on Tuesday and wasn't making swift enough progress. He should be ready for activation right around the time that he is first eligible.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Maicer Izturis could be placed on the disabled list if his sprained left ankle doesn't improve in a hurry.

Izturis was injury during Tuesday's game and was still sporting a noticeable limp Wednesday. He'll be re-evaluated on Thursday before a decision is made on his roster status.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 08:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Daric Barton
3Jake Fox
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Ryan Goins
3Devon Travis
4Ramon Santiago
5Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dayan Viciedo
3Andy Dirks
4Chris Dickerson
CF1Dalton Pompey
2Kevin Pillar
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Caleb Gindl
DH1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4Aaron Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Marco Estrada
7Johan Santana
8Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Todd Redmond
4Miguel Castro
5Preston Guilmet
6Matt West
7Jeff Francis
8Roberto Osuna
9Gregory Infante
10Greg Burke