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Agent: Cesar Izturis has “several” suitors

Nov 23, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT

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Veteran infielder Cesar Izturis played in only 18 games and made just 33 plate appearances for the Orioles in 2011 due to groin and elbow issues. He batted .230/.277/.268 in 2010, and hasn’t registered an OPS above .700 since the 2004 season.

But Major League Baseball can’t quit him.

According to beat writer Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Izturis’ agent said Wednesday that his 31-year-old defense-oriented client has already drawn interest from “several” big league front offices.

No specific teams were named, and it’s quite possible Connolly was being fed agent-speak, but if there is indeed that much attention being paid to Iztruris, it’s likely that he’ll find a major league deal.

  1. Panda Claus - Nov 24, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Cesar is a heck of fielder, not so much a hitter, though he had his moments in Baltimore. He’s also a quality guy, and I wish him well in his travels. Too bad he wasn’t healthy enough to stay with the O’s.

  2. wlschneider09 - Nov 24, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    The Twins could sure use some more light hitting utility infielders.

  3. 78mu - Nov 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    I’ve always liked Izturis as a SS though he would never make anyone forget Cal Ripken when it comes to hitting (he won’t make people forget Billy Ripken for that matter). But he is so solid with the glove that you just expect any ball hit near him will be an out.

    I hope he finds a starting job somewhere.

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