Cesar Izturis Drawing Interest

Cesar Izturis is looking for a Major League deal and has drawn interest from several teams, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). The infielder won’t be re-signing with the Orioles, according to Connolly.

Izturis, 31, has spent the past three seasons in Baltimore, where he has played shortstop, second and third. He missed much of the 2011 season with elbow and groin injuries, but has a .255/.295/.322 line in 11 Major League seasons. UZR suggests the former Gold Glove winner has been an above-average defender in each of the past six seasons. Izturis is a client of Peter E. Greenberg & Associates, the same agency that represents free agent shortstop Jose Reyes.


33 Responses to Cesar Izturis Drawing Interest Leave a Reply

  1. tomymogo 4 years ago

    Braves unfortunately fit

  2. brian310 4 years ago

    Backup infielder for the White Sox

  3. jedicouncil 4 years ago

    on what, his money in the bank

  4. …why…

  5. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    I’m good with him as a backup but nothing more than that

  6. milletime810 4 years ago

    he’d be a pretty legit backup

  7. budman3 4 years ago

    Could fit the Rays as a switch hitting, good glove SS with AL East experience and a 1 million dollar deal. At .250 for his career against righties, he would be an improvement over a regressing Brignac

  8. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t mind him off of the bench.

  9. AndreTheGiantKiller 4 years ago

    God, he’s only 31? Seems like he’s been around forever

    • lakersdodgersyankees4life 4 years ago

      thats what i was about to write haha

  10. Howard 4 years ago

    Pick up for the Jays reuniting with him maybe? He can play 2nd if Kelly Johnson declines and signs with another team. Then you got McCoy and Izturis on the bench to fill in. 

  11. Andy Patton 4 years ago

    Tigers? need speed, he fits that mold. better than raburn at second.

    • Did you watch Izzy in 2011? Speed, where and when? 2004 was a long time ago when Izzy was good.

      • Andy Patton 4 years ago

        he’s certainly not good you’re right about that, but 47/62 in the last 3 years isn’t the worst on the bases (75%) and i still say better than Raburn.

  12. Beavis De Beppo 4 years ago

    Introducing……Zack Cozart’s backup.  Who said the Reds weren’t going to make a splash in free agency this year?

    • slasher016 4 years ago

      He’d be an ok backup.  He’s probably better than Janish.  I’d rather have his brother though.

  13. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    I wouldn’t mind seeing him come back to the Dodgers. He’s at least as good offensively and defensively as some of the other backup middle infielders on the market. We have fond memories of his defensive play in LA — the double play combo with Alex Cora was something to watch. I think he’d be warmly received by the fans.

  14. I’m sure his agent is interested.

    Well, then again, maybe not…

  15. Howard 4 years ago

    Jack Wilson has more pop but Izturis is kinda fast and can play the infield. 

  16. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    yeah but Jack Wilson can play baseball

  17. BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

    BURRRRRRRN. :] Unfortunately, us Braves fans have to face the fact that this is what we’re looking forward to. Drew Sutton will be our new Brooks Conrad, also.

  18. Lookouts400 4 years ago

    So can Izturis.

  19. Lookouts400 4 years ago

    I don’t know what kind of clubhouse guy is Wilson, but I’m here to tell to you Izturis is one of the best clubhouse guys in the game.  It was the only reason the Orioles re-signed him last year, and he is considered a future coach and probably a manager. 

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