Maicer Izturis and his Expos Ties Call it a Career

Friday we saw something interesting happen, a baseball player retires in the middle of spring training. Maicer Izturis, a Venezuelan born player, who is 35 announced he was retiring from the game of baseball. He had spent the last 11 years playing for 3 teams professionally, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Toronto Blue Jays respectively. Izturis was signed by...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis announces retirement

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis is retiring after 11 big league seasons. The 35-year-old, in Toronto's spring training camp with a minor league contract, announced his decision during a news conference Friday. Hindered by injuries in recent years, Izturis had not appeared in a big-league game since April 2014. He had left knee surgery in 2014 and...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Maicer Izturis agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Maicer Izturis has agreed to a minor league contract to stay with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 35-year-old has not appeared in a MLB game since April 13, 2014, while recovering from left knee surgery in 2014 and shoulder surgery in 2015. A switch hitter, Izturis has a .269 career big league batting average with 39 homers and 334 RBIs with Montreal (2004), the Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays INF Izturis expected to miss season after surgery

TORONTO -- Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis is expected miss the remainder of the season after having right shoulder surgery, effectively ending a three-year stint in Toronto that was plagued by injury problems. Manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the 34-year-old Izturis couldn't stay healthy. Izturis signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Blue Jays in November 2012...
Via Associated Press
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Need Maicer Izturis To Be Useful

The Blue Jays have new players up and down their lineup — Russell Martin, Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders, Devon Travis, etc. Dalton Pompey basically qualifies here as well. But one incumbent player may end up being just as, if not more, important than all of the new acquisitions — middle infielder Maicer Izturis. […]
Via Fangraphs
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working hard on his English, is awesome (video)

Munenori Kawasaki began the season with the Buffalo Bison, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate but was called up on Thursday when Maicer Izturis tore his ACL. This afforded the Internet the opportunity to again marvel at the unbridled enthusiasm of the young man. Not only that, Kawasaki has been working on his English — […] The post Blue Jays’ Munenori Kawasaki working...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays are Movin’ and Shakin’

On Sunday, Maicer Izturis took a fall heading up the steps in the dugout at Oriole Park and claims he heard his knee “pop”. Izturis, who had been having a pretty decent season thus far, has now been placed on the disabled list after it was later revealed  that we will undergo surgery on his left knee to correct an LCL tear, putting him out for the rest of the 2014 season.That...
Via Baseball Essential
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays'€™ Maicer Izturis out 4 to 6 months after tripping on dugout steps

Blue Jays'€™ Maicer Izturis out 4 to 6 months after tripping on dugout steps.
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Infielder Expected To Miss 4-6 Months After Tripping On Dugout Steps

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis will likely be sidelined four to six months after falling down the dugout steps in Baltimore prior to Sunday’s game against the Orioles. #BlueJays infielder Maicer Izturis expected to miss 4-6 months with ligament tear in knee. Will get second opinion before surgery set.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 14, 2014 The 33-year-old told reporters...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 2B Izturis out 4-6 months with bad knee

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays second baseman Maicer Izturis needs surgery for a tear in his left knee and could be out for the rest of the season.
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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