• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis might be done for season following surgery

    Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis underwent surgery on his right shoulder and could be out for the remainder of the season, according to Sportsnet.ca. Izturis injured his shoulder May 23 while rehabbing from a right groin strain.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays veteran Maicer Izturis had tear in right shoulder

    Second baseman Maicer Izturis has a tear in his right shoulder that will be examined again before the Blue Jays determine the extent of the injury and how long he will be sidelined, per MLB.com. Izturis sustained the injury while diving after a ball in a May 23 rehab game. He has had 11 stints on the disabled list in 11 years. He appeared in just 11 games last year because of a torn ligament in his left knee. Izturis appeared destined to earn the second base job with the Jays in spring training this season, but he strained a groin. He was on a rehab assignment for that when he suffered the latest setback.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Maicer Izturis injures shoulder in rehab game

    Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis suffered a shoulder injury in a minor league rehab game on Saturday. Playing for Class A Dunedin, Izturis dove for a ground ball and felt something pop in his shoulder, per the National Post. Izturis was rehabbing a groin injury at Dunedin. He's been on the disabled list 11 times in the last 11 seasons.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays' Jose Reyes, Maicer Izturis to begin rehab games next week

    Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said that shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) and second baseman Maicer Izturis (groin) will both begin rehab assignments next week, per Sportsnet. Reyes went on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib on April 27 while Izturis, who's currently on the 60-day DL, strained his groin in spring training and has played yet this season. In 16 games for the Blue Jays this season Reyes was hitting .250 (15 for 60) with three doubles.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Blue Jays add Andrew Albers, transfer Maicer Izturis to 60-day DL

    The Blue Jays officially added pitcher Andrew Albers to their roster Friday and to make room transfered second baseman Maicer Izturis (strained right groin) from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list, the team has announced.Izturis injured the groin during spring training and began the season on the disabled list.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis won't play until end of April at earliest

    Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday that infielder Maicer Izturis won't play before the end of April at the earliest, Sportsnet reports. Izturis is still recovering from a groin strain. His absence allowed the team to carry infield prospect Devon Travis on the initial roster, as Travis has been able to get regular time at second base. Izturis will likely need to prove he can be a backup option at shortstop in order to be added to the 25-man roster when healthy, MLB.com reports. "We barely saw him; that's going to be a big part of it too," Anthopoulos said of backing up shortstop. "Between now and then ... things change so fast. If we had to make a move tomorrow, it would be a certain move, but you know things change so fast you don't even worry about it until you start getting close."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Gibbons: Saunders, Izturis to open season on disabled list

    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) and infielder Maicer Izturis (groin) will open the 2015 season on the disabled list, per Sportsnet.ca. Saunders is expected to start in left field when healthy, while Izturis will likely be a backup infielder.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis ruled out for Opening Day

    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that second baseman Maicer Izturis (groin) "definitely" won't be ready to return by Opening Day, the Toronto Star reports. Izturis, who pulled his groin Friday, will be restricted from all activities for 10 days. He is just 2 for 16 with three walks in nine spring appearances. Ryan Goins and Devon Travis, who are battling for the backup infielder role, are in the mix to start at second base while Izturis is out.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Blue Jays' Gibbons isn't sure Izturis will be ready by opening day

    Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis said he feels about the same as he did Friday when he left a spring game against the Rays due to a groin strain, per Sportsnet.ca. He is hoping it won't keep him sidelined for long, but manager John Gibbons said he doesn't think Izturis will be ready by opening day.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Blue Jays INF Maicer Izturis exits spring game with groin strain

    Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis was forced out of Friday's Grapefruit League against the Rays with a groin strain. The Blue Jays notified reporters that they won't provide an update on his timetable until he is further evaluated by doctors after the game, according to MLB.com.Izturis has just one hit in 15 spring at-bats.