Blue Jays Sign INF Maicer Izturis to three-year Deal

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Toronto adds infield depth with Izturis

Free agent utility infielder Maicer Izturis has signed a three-year deal worth $10 million with the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal includes a club option for a fourth year.

Izturis can play second, short and third equally as well, and he has the ability to hit .270 and steal 15-20 bases.

Izturis could eventually serve as a backup to Adeiny Hechavarria (2B), Yunel Escobar (SS) and Brett Lawrie (3B).

Kelly Johnson is a free agent and Yunel Escobar is likely to be traded so the Blue Jays have filled a need. Izturis, 32, hit .256/.320/.315 in 319 plate appearances for the Angels in 2012.

Other Blue Jays News –

Toronto acquired Jeremy Jeffress from the Royals. slugger Jose Bautista is progressing and coming back quickly from a season-ending surgery on his left wrist. Ricky Romero underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow which should be available for spring training.

 

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  1. […] Earlier this month, Toronto inked versatile infielder Maicer Izturis to a three-year, $10 million contract. […]

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