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Maicer Izturis | Second Baseman | #81

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/12/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays signed INF Maicer Izturis to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The club declined his $3 million club option in November making Izturis a free agent after he appeared in just 118 games over the past three seasons with the Jays. He'll compete for a reserve infield job during the spring. Jan 29 - 6:22 PM

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Blue Jays declined Maicer Izturis' $3 million club option for 2016.

Izturis receives a $1 million buyout and will become a free agent. The 35-year-old didn't play at all this season with the Blue Jays due to groin and shoulder injuries. He has appeared in just 11 major league games since the start of 2014.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Maicer Izturis is likely done for the season after right shoulder surgery.

Izturis hurt his shoulder last month while working his way back from a groin strain during a minor league rehab assignment. This is more bad luck for a guy who has appeared in just 11 major league games since the start of 2014 due to injury.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Maicer Izturis (groin) suffered a right shoulder injury during his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Saturday.

Izturis was playing in his fifth rehab game and felt a pop in the shoulder when he dove for a ball. He underwent an MRI, but the results are not yet available. Izturis has been limited to 11 games since the start of last season due to injury.
Sun, May 24, 2015 12:05:00 PM

Maicer Izturis (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Monday.

Izturis' recovery from a right groin strain has taken a long time, as he suffered the ailment nearly two months ago. He's finally ready for game action again, though, and should be ready for activation from the disabled list in early June when eligible.
Fri, May 15, 2015 05:53:00 PM

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

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Andrew Albers. Izturis has been on the shelf since mid-March with a strained groin and will now be out until at least June.
Fri, May 1, 2015 03:24:00 PM

Maicer Izturis (groin) will not be activated from the disabled list before the end of the month.

Izturis is still rehabbing his right groin injury and doesn't appear close to being cleared for game action. The Blue Jays will continue to roll with Devin Travis, who has played so well that he seems likely to keep the second base job even after Izturis is ready.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 12:05:00 PM

Blue Jays placed INF Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right groin strain.

Izturis is expected to be sidelined for at least the first week of the regular season. In his absence, Devon Travis is expected to begin the season as the Jays starting second baseman.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 04:28:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 09:25:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 04:23:00 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.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 02:09:00 PM

According to'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.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 02:41:00 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

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