Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 6 days ago

Izturis (groin) will begin the season on the disabled list, Barry Davis of SportsNet reports.

Izturis was shut down earlier in the week with a strained right groin, and manager John Gibbons officially confirmed Thursday that the second baseman will begin the year on the DL. That means Devon Travis, Ryan Goins or Steve Tolleson will likely get the nod at second base. Izturis is without a firm timeline right now, but he doesn't figure to miss extended time beyond the first few weeks of the season.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 1 week ago

Izturis (groin) has been shut down for the next 10 days and will be unable to play on Opening Day, John Lott of the National Post reports.

Izturis was in line to be the starting second baseman, but this injury throws a curveball into the whole situation. Devon Travis is a star prospect in the organization and could be thrust into the starting spot right away, or the team could opt to go with some combination of Ryan Goins and Steve Tolleson. Izturis' injury puts his role on the team in jeopardy as well. If the team does choose to go with Travis, Izturis would likely be demoted to the extra infielder spot, a role at 34 he may be more suited to regardless. Izturis' fantasy value should be severely limited due to a lack of consistent at bats.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 2 weeks ago

Izturis suffered a right groin strain Friday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Little is known about the injury at this time, but the team will surely provide an update in the near future. With Opening Day just 16 days away, Izturis' status could be in jeopardy, depending upon the severity of the injury. If he's slated to miss an extended period of time, Devon Travis, with whom he's been competing for the second base job in spring training, has a better chance to crack the Opening Day roster.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 1 month ago

Izturis will be in the mix for the starting job at second base this spring, the Toronto Star reports.Defense will be the priority from the keystone, at least to begin the season, as Izturis, Ryan Goins, Ramon Santiago, and Munenori Kawasaki all lack offensive upside. Prospect Devon Travis could take over the job at some point, and while he'll be part of the competition during spring training, he's likely to begin the year at Triple-A Buffalo.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 11 months ago

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.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 12 months ago

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

It's a tough break for Izturis, who suffered the injury tripping down the dugout steps Sunday. He's expected to receive a second opinion before undergoing surgery. While Izturis was beginning to make his claim on the starting second base job, Ryan Goins should get more of the starts there for now.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 12 months ago

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

Izturis suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Orioles. Ryan Goins will continue to see the bulk of the action at second base in his absence.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 12 months ago

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.

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 12 months ago

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."

Maicer Izturis 2B TOR 12 months ago

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.