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  1. Astros sign Cesar Izturis

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Cesar Izturis

    Exciting day for utility infielders! First the Phillies signed Ronny Cedeno and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Astros have signed Cesar Izturis to a minor-league deal. Izturis spent last season with the Reds, hitting .209 with zero homers and a .530 OPS in 63 games at age 31. He’s one of the…

  2. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

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    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  3. 2013 leads the way in spectacularly bad offensive performances

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    B.J. Upton

    By OPS, the 2013 season boasts three of the six worst offensive seasons since 2000: .545 – Cesar Izturis (2010 Orioles) .559 – Alcides Escobar (2013 Royals) .562 – Nick Punto (2007 Twins) .564 – Neifi Perez (2002 Royals) .565 – Adeiny Hechavarria (2013 Marlins) .569 – Darwin Barney (2013 Cubs) .576 – Ramon Santiago…

  4. Zack Cozart hit on finger during bunt attempt

    Apr 20, 2013, 6:40 PM EST

    Zack Cozart

    After Shin-Soo Choo doubled to lead off the bottom of the 13th in this afternoon’s game against the Miami Marlins, Reds shortstop Zack Cozart attempted to sacrifice bunt to move the runner over to third with one out. Steve Cishek‘s sinker, which runs in on right-handed hitters, nailed Cozart on his finger. The 27-year-old was…

  5. Reds score nine times in ninth to embarrass Cardinals 13-4

    Apr 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    Mitchell Boggs

    The joke was on Shin-Soo Choo for most of Monday’s Reds-Cardinals game, as the newly converted center fielder dropped a pair of Yadier Molina flyballs to give St. Louis three of its four runs. Then came the top of the ninth inning. With Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs in a 4-4 game, the Reds exploded —…

  6. Jose Arredondo outrighted to Triple-A Louisville

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    Reds righty Jose Arredondo posted a 2.95 ERA in 61 innings of relief last season. But he won’t have a spot in Cincinnati’s Opening Day bullpen this year. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds sent Arredondo outright to Triple-A Louisville, where he will pitch in middle relief until he’s needed again at…

  7. Reds sign Cesar Izturis to minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2013, 5:44 PM EST

    Cesar Izturis

    Cesar Izturis will be in camp with the Reds after agreeing to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training. Izturis, who spent last season as a utility man for the Brewers and Nationals, is one of 15 non-roster invitees to spring training for the Reds. He remains a good defensive infielder at…

  8. The Blue Jays signed Julio Izturis, not Cesar Izturis

    Nov 22, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Turns out the Blue Jays didn’t sign Cesar Izturis after all. Mike Cormack of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays actually signed Julio Izturis, who is Cesar’s 23-year-old brother. He played with the Giants’ low Class A affiliate this past season. Wednesday, 7:13 PM: After stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Baltimore, Milwaukee…

  9. Ian Desmond returns ahead of schedule from torn oblique

    Aug 17, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Ian Desmond

    Out since mid-July with a torn oblique muscle, Ian Desmond is off the disabled list and back in the Nationals’ lineup well ahead of schedule. Desmond was having a breakout season before the injury, hitting .286 with 17 homers and an .825 OPS in 89 games while making his first All-Star team. In his absence…

  10. The Nats acquire Cesar Izturis from the Brewers

    Aug 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Marwin Gonzalez, Cesar Izturis

    While every other contender in the National League made a move or two, the Nats didn’t do much of anything at the trade deadline. That changed today: The Nats have acquired Cesar Izturis from the Brewers, a source says. Mark DeRosa fighting a groin injury. Nats needed middle infield help. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) August…

  11. Brewers pick up Cody Ransom on waivers from Arizona

    May 23, 2012, 6:23 PM EST

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    It didn’t figure that Cody Ransom would have to go hunting for work after being designated for assignment and waived by the Diamondbacks; the Brewers claimed him off waivers today. Fellow infielder Edwin Maysonet was sent down to open up a spot on Milwaukee’s roster. Ransom, a 36-year-old journeyman, was a nice surprise for Arizona,…

  12. Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez diagnosed with torn ACL

    May 7, 2012, 3:40 PM EST

    Alex Gonzalez

    For the second time in a week the Brewers have lost an everyday player to a torn ACL. First baseman Mat Gamel will miss the remainder of the season after blowing out his knee on May 2 and now shortstop Alex Gonzalez has been diagnosed with a torn ACL suffered Saturday. Season-ending surgery is likely,…

  13. Another Brewer down: Alex Gonzalez set for MRI on knee

    May 5, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

    Alex Gonzalez

    Here’s a streak that might hold up all year: Alex Gonzalez left Saturday’s game with a right knee injury, making it the fourth straight game in which a Brewers starter has gotten hurt. Tuesday: Mat Gamel (torn ACL – out for the season) Wednesday:  Ryan Braun (Achilles’ tendon – returned Saturday) Friday: Carlos Gomez (hamstring…

  14. Running down the rosters: Milwaukee Brewers

    Feb 12, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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    With Prince Fielder‘s departure assured, the last thing the 2011 NL Central champion Brewers needed was to lose Ryan Braun for a third of the season. It’s likely to happen, though, even if his appeal is still pending. The rotation should be strong enough to keep the Brewers in the race while Braun is out,…

  15. Brewers sign infielder Cesar Izturis to minor-league contract

    Dec 21, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

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    Milwaukee replaced Yuniesky Betancourt with Alex Gonzalez at shortstop and the Brewers have added some more middle infield depth by signing Cesar Izturis to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. Izturis lost his starting job when the Orioles traded for J.J. Hardy last offseason and missed all but 18 games with injuries…

  16. Agent: Cesar Izturis has “several” suitors

    Nov 23, 2011, 9:34 PM EST

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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…

  17. Orioles not offering arbitration to free agent Vladimir Guerrero

    Nov 23, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

    Vladimir Guerrero

    As expected, the Orioles announced that they are not offering arbitration to free agent Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero is coming off a career-worst season at age 36, so odds are he would have simply accepted an arbitration offer and locked the Orioles into a one-year deal paying him at least $8 million. Baltimore understandably didn’t want…

  18. UPDATE: Orioles re-sign Cesar Izturis following J.J. Hardy trade

    Dec 10, 2010, 4:45 PM EST

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    UPDATE: That was quick. Baltimore has re-signed Izturis to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million in base salary, so he’ll go from starting shortstop to backing up Hardy and second baseman Brian Roberts. ========== Yesterday the Orioles made a shrewd move to address their hole at shortstop, sending a pair of minor-league relievers to the…

  19. Orioles “have had trade discussions” about J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett

    Nov 18, 2010, 3:49 PM EST

    Jason Bartlett

    According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun the Orioles “have had trade discussions” with the Twins about J.J. Hardy and with the Rays about Jason Bartlett. Cesar Izturis was Baltimore’s starting shortstop this year, but he’s a free agent the team is clearly looking for an upgrade offensively. Previous reports had the Rays shopping…

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