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.


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33 Comments on "Cesar Izturis Drawing Interest"


tomymogo
3 years 9 months ago

Braves unfortunately fit

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

Better than jack Wilson.

cacavolante
3 years 9 months ago

i have no idea who jack wilson is, but there is no way he is a worse baseball player than cesar izturis.

3 years 9 months ago

Are you new to baseball? Jack Wilson has been around for a pretty long time.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

Better than jack Wilson.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

Better than jack Wilson.

brian310
3 years 9 months ago

Backup infielder for the White Sox

jedicouncil
3 years 9 months ago

on what, his money in the bank

3 years 9 months ago

…why…

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

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

milletime810
3 years 9 months ago

he’d be a pretty legit backup

budman3
3 years 9 months 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

Craig Carlton
3 years 9 months ago

I couldn’t disagree more!

slasher016
3 years 9 months ago

AL East experience is super key for a backup SS.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Wouldn’t mind him off of the bench.

AndreTheGiantKiller
3 years 9 months ago

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

lakersdodgersyankees4life
3 years 9 months ago

thats what i was about to write haha

Howard
3 years 9 months 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. 

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

starting jays 2b? :/

3 years 9 months ago

starting [insert any team] [insert any position]? :/

Howard
3 years 9 months ago

 if it comes to it, but i wouldnt go for him if i was AA lol

Andy Patton
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

Andy Patton
3 years 9 months 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.

Beavis De Beppo
3 years 9 months ago

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

slasher016
3 years 9 months ago

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

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months ago

I’m sure his agent is interested.

Well, then again, maybe not…

Howard
3 years 9 months ago

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

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

yeah but Jack Wilson can play baseball

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 9 months 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.

Lookouts400
3 years 9 months ago

So can Izturis.

Lookouts400
3 years 9 months 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.