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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blue Jays Injury Update: Maicer Izturis to 60-day DL

By on 9/07/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays entered Saturday's game with a record of 72-68, nine and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. With 22 games remaining, the Blue Jays are five games back in the wild card race. On the injury front, Maicer Izturis, who has missed most of the season with a knee injury, was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Izturis has been out since the middle of April after tearing a ligament in his knee. He was initially expected to miss four to six months.

An update on Itzuris, according to the Blue Jays official Twitter account,
Izturis, in his 11th Major League season, is batting .286 with an RBI in 35 at bats this season. The veteran shortstop has played for the Nationals (formerly Expos), Angels and Blue Jays and has a career average of .269 with 39 home runs and 334 RBI.

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