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Orioles spoil Washburn's Tigers debut (AP):
Orioles' Ty Wigginton(notes) (23) beats the throw to Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird(notes) to score on a single by Cesar Izturis(notes) in the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 in Detroit. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 8-2." align="left" border="0">
Jarrod Washburn's debut with the Detroit Tigers was forgettable. Washburn was upstaged by Brian Matusz, who looked stellar in his major league debut, as Baltimore routed Detroit 8-2 on Tuesday night. "I was terrible," Washburn said. He also admitted that he was a little more nervous than usual because he wanted to get off to a good start with his new team.
Appendicitis forces Izturis to hospital: Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis was sent to a local hospital Friday after complaining of stomach pain.
Orioles SS Izturis taken to hospital due to stomach pains: Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis has been taken to a hospital after complaining about having severe stomach pains Friday. The 29-year-old Izturis was taken to a hospital for a CT scan; he was accompanied by assistant athletic trainer Brian Ebel.
Orioles shortstop Izturis has appendicitis: Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis is scheduled to undergo an appendectomy Friday night after complaining of severe stomach pains earlier in the day.
Orioles Cesar Izturis to undergo surgery for appendicitis: Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis is scheduled to undergo an appendectomy Friday night.
O's open trip with bang in Kansas City: Cesar Izturis smashed a go-ahead two-run triple in the fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles went on to a 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Orioles get 12 hits in 9-5 win over Royals: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles won again in their favorite road ballpark, beating the Kansas City Royals 9-5 Thursday night....
Play it again: Orioles 7, Rays 5: MISSED CHANCES The Orioles scored five times in the second inning, but it could have been more. Lou Montanez, trying to score from second on Gregg Zaun's no-out single, was thrown out at the plate. Then with the bases loaded out and one out, Brian Roberts singled. A run scored, but Cesar Izturis was forced out at second when it appeared he would have been safe had he slid. The next batter, Adam Jones, homered.
Play it again: Red Sox 12, Orioles 1: WHAT O? The Orioles' offense cooled down significantly after scoring seven runs in the second inning in Friday's series opener. Over the final 34 innings of the series, the Orioles managed just seven runs; in the last 22 innings, they scored just twice. On Monday, their only run came on Cesar Izturis' infield single in the third inning.
Izturis: Love the glove work: Cesar Izturis is known as a shortstop with a game-saving glove and a bat that offers little, if any, pop.
Signings: Izturis gets $5M, 2-year contract with O's: The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with free agent shortstop Cesar Izturis on Tuesday.
Izturis signs two-year deal with Orioles: The Orioles announced on Tuesday morning that 28-year-old shortstop Cesar Izturis has signed a two-year contract.
Orioles sign free agent Izturis from Cardinals: The Baltimore Orioles finally filled their hole at shortstop, signing free agent Cesar Izturis, the Cardinals' 2008 starter at the position, to a two-year contract Tuesday.
Orioles fill gap at short, sign Izturis for 2 years: The Baltimore Orioles finally filled their hole at shortstop, signing free agent Cesar Izturis to a two-year contract Tuesday.
Orioles sign SS Izturis to 2-year deal (AP): The Orioles filled their hole at shortstop, agreeing Tuesday to a $5 million, two-year contract with free agent Cesar Izturis. The 28-year-old Izturis batted .263 in 135 games with the St. Louis Cardinals this year. He ranked third in the NL with a .980 fielding percentage. "This is a good opportunity to play every day," Izturis said.
Orioles close to finalizing Izturis signing: Former Gold Glove-winning shortstop Cesar Izturis is close to officially becoming an Oriole.
Shortstop Izturis, Orioles agree to contract: Shortstop Cesar Izturis and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a deal, pending a physical.
Six Cardinals file for free agency: The six Cardinals who filed for free agency on Thursday were pitchers Braden Looper, Russ Springer and Ron Villone, infielders Felipe Lopez and Cesar Izturis and catcher Jason LaRue.
Izturis takes swipe at career high: Racing toward the end of the season, Cardinals shortstop Cesar Izturis has quickened his pace with the intent of finishing what he hopes is a bounce-back year for his career.
Cubs' Dempster beats Cards for 17th win (AP):
Chicago Cubs' Ronny Cedeno, left, is safe at second after a throwing error pulled St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Cesar Izturis off the bag during the third inning of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Cedeno advanced on a ball hit by Micah Hoffpauir, who was safe at first. " align="left" border="0">
Ryan Dempster earned his 17th victory as the Chicago Cubs kept on winning a day after clinching the NL Central title, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Sunday in their regular-season wrapup at Wrigley Field. The victory means the Cubs (94-60) need one more win to ensure home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Izturis delivers a walk-off win vs. Cubs: Cesar Izturis' RBI fielder's-choice chopper in the ninth inning gave the Cardinals a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night.
Izturis will stick to right side: Cesar Izturis' plummeting batting average from the left side of the plate hadn't gone unnoticed by the Cardinals. Hitting coach Hal McRae had thought about suggesting to the shortstop that he bat strictly from the right side for "a while."
Pineiro pitches Cards past Phillies 2-0 (AP):
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Cesar Izturis, top, throws to first to complete a double play on Philadelphia Phillies batter Dodgers.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss">Ryan Howard, after forcing out Chase Utley during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Philadelphia. The Cardinals won 2-0. " align="left" border="0">
Joel Pineiro snapped a long winless drought by making a key pitch every time he needed one. Pineiro and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick hit solo homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday night. Pineiro (3-4) allowed five hits and walked three in 6 1-3 innings for his first win since April 29.
Izturis headed to the DL: With insufficient depth to wait for a player to mend, the Cardinals will put shortstop Cesar Izturis on the disabled list before Sunday's series finale against the Boston Red Sox.
Izturis fits in with his glove: After lauding his starting shortstop’s range and instincts, manager Tony La Russa ran out of phrases for Cesar Izturis, so he evoked the Gold Glove standard of recent Cardinal infields.
Wainwright handcuffs Astros in Cardinals' 6-1 win: Adam Wainwright shackled the Houston Astros for eight innings and Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs to help spoil Wandy Rodriguez's first start in more than a month in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-1 victory on Wednesday night. Cesar Izturis added a two-...
Cardinals 8, Padres 2: SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit two mighty home runs, and Cesar Izturis and Ryan Ludwick also went yard in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 win over the punchless San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Pujols hits two mighty homers in Cardinals' win: Albert Pujols hit two mighty home runs, and Cesar Izturis and Ryan Ludwick also went yard in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 win over the punchless San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Cardinals snap Astros'six-game winning streak: ST. LOUIS -- Skip Schumaker singled to left to score pinch-runner Cesar Izturis in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 victory that snapped the Houston Astros'six-game winning streak.
Cards Notes: Outlook for Izturis: Although the swelling subsided in his bruised right arm, shortstop Cesar Izturis is not expected to be able to throw at full strength for another five days to a week, the Cardinals said Wednesday.
Cards Notes: Izturis is injured: The Cardinals will activate infielder Brendan Ryan in time for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after shortstop Cesar Izturis suffered a severe contusion when struck by a pitch below his right elbow during Tuesday's ninth inning.
Cards' shakeup a hit for revitalized lineup: The St. Louis Cardinals were trailing 2-1 Friday when ninth-place hitter Cesar Izturis singled in the fifth inning, setting off a rally capped by Albert Pujols' two-out, three-run homer off San Francisco Giants starter Barry Zito.
Monday's result: Cards 8, Twins 4: Monday's result CARDINALS 8, TWINS 4 The Cardinals scored seven of their runs with two out as they stretched their unbeaten string to seven games (one tie) with a win over the Minnesota Twins at Fort Myers, Fla. Shortstop Cesar Izturis, third ...
Is Izturis solid, or isn't he?: When it comes to his newest charge, shortstop Cesar Izturis, Cardinals coach Jose Oquendo sees more than an infielder caught awkwardly between when to charge and when to wait on a hop.
Oquendo recognizes a player grappling with the role the Cardinals need him to play and the one he has been playing — an everyday infielder with an every-so-often routine.
Middle infield insistent on improving: The Cardinals' middle infielders struggled mightily in 2007, and a change was made at shortstop in the offseason. St. Louis hopes newly acquired Cesar Izturis, as well as holdover Adam Kennedy, can rebound to shore up key spots in the Redbirds' lineup.
Glaus, Izturis make first appearance: The new look left side of the Cardinals' infield arrived Monday, with third baseman Troy Glaus proclaiming health and shortstop Cesar Izturis embracing a starting opportunity.
Miles' new deal brings him back for third season: With Aaron Miles (pictured), who turned 31 last month, the Cardinals now have nine infielders on their 40-man roster, including corner-infield stalwarts Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen. The club signed free agent Cesar Izturis this winter and has second baseman Adam Kennedy returning.
Cormier designated for assignment: The Cardinals decided that one way to improve their pitching is to improve their defense. To achieve that goal, St. Louis signed free-agent shortstop Cesar Izturis to a one-year contract on Friday.
Izturis deal nudges out Eckstein: Cesar Izturis, who passed a physical in his native Venezuela on Friday, follows All-Stars Edgar Renteria and David Eckstein as the Cardinals' starting shortstops this decade.
Cardinals bolster defense with Izturis: The Cardinals decided that one way to improve their pitching is to improve their defense. To achieve that goal, St. Louis signed free-agent shortstop Cesar Izturis to a one-year contract on Friday.
Izturis in at shortstop; Eckstein appears out: The Cardinals have reached agreement with free agent shortstop Cesar Izturis on a one-year contract, industry sources confirmed Friday, suggesting that the club will sever ties with three-year incumbent and 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein.
Cards sign Izturis to 1-year, $2.85M deal: The St. Louis Cardinals have found a replacement for David Eckstein, signing free agent shortstop Cesar Izturis to a one-year, $2.85 million contract.
Cards agree to one-year, $2.85M deal with Izturis: Free-agent infielder Cesar Izturis agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract with the Cardinals, a sign St. Louis may have decided to abandon trying to re-sign shortstop David Eckstein.
Cards weigh options at short: Three days away from formally extending or rejecting arbitration to former World Series MVP David Eckstein, the Cardinals continue to explore alternatives that include the Baltimore Orioles' Miguel Tejada and free agent Cesar Izturis.
Notes: Izturis' option declined: The Pirates declined to pick up a team option which would have paid Cesar Izturis $5.45 million in 2008, thus enabling the veteran shortstop to file for free agency. Izturis, 27, batted .276 with eight RBIs in 45 games after being acquired from the Cubs in July.
Pirates Notebook: Chacon, Armas, Izturis unlikely to stay: SAN DIEGO -- Many changes could come to the Pirates in the coming months, but only three seem certain: Shawn Chacon will try free agency, and Tony Armas and Cesar Izturis will not have club ...
Pittsburgh's Wilson May Be Out of a Job: Now that Cesar Izturis has been reunited with his former manager, Jim Tracy, the Pirates are expected to shop Jack Wilson before the July 31 deadline.
Cubs ship shortstop Izturis to Pirates: The Cubs traded backup shortstop Cesar Izturis and cash to Pittsburgh on Thursday in a deal that could free the Pirates to trade former All-Star Jack Wilson.
They're shopping for help: With the nonwaiver trading deadline July 31, only three deals have been made since June 1, two in the last three days involving the Cubs. The Cubs acquired catcher Jason Kendall from the Athletics Monday, then sent shortstop Cesar Izturis and cash considerations to the Pirates yesterday for a player to be named.
Cubs ship Izturis to Pittsburgh for unamed player: The Cubs traded backup shortstop Cesar Izturis and cash to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday for a player to be named later.
Pirates'Tracy: Wilson still'our shortstop': Pirates manager Jim Tracy stated in clear terms that Jack Wilson will remain his shortstop, even though another former All-Star at the position, Cesar Izturis, was acquired Thursday from the Chicago Cubs.[Read this article]
Pirates set stage to sell off Wilson, others: Has the sale begun? The Pirates apparently have started the process of trading shortstop Jack Wilson, their most tenured and highest-paid player, with the acquisition yesterday of another former All-Star shortstop, Cesar Izturis, and $1.38 million in cash from the Chicago Cubs for a minor-league player to be named later.[Read this article]
Pirates acquire shortstop Izturis from Cubs: The Pirates today acquired shortstop Cesar Izturis from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later and cash, a move that might portend the trading of Jack Wilson.[Read this article]
Lee brawls, Zambrano loses no-no, game (AP):
San Diego Padres shortstop Khalil Greene, right, throws to first base after forcing out Chicago Cubs' Cesar Izturis during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 16, 2007, in Chicago. The Cub's Cliff Floyd grounded into the double play." align="left" border="0">
Derrek Lee saw the pitch and was sure it was aimed at his head. He got out of the way the best he could. The ball clipped the back of his left hand, and sent him sprawling to the ground. Walked slowly to first, he had words with San Diego pitcher Chris Young. He got a response he didn't like and took at swing at the right-hander.
Izturis lifts Cubs over Mariners in finale: Cesar Izturis slapped a two-run go-ahead double with one out in the eighth inning Thursday to lift the Cubs to a 5-4 Interleague victory over the Mariners and take the series.
Pierre's HBP lifts Dodgers by Cubs in 11 (AP):
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent throws the ball to first base for a double play as Chicago Cubs' Cesar Izturis slides under the throw during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 27, 2007, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 2-1 in 11 innings." align="left" border="0">
Juan Pierre didn't care how ugly his game-winning RBI was, as long as he got it. Andre Ethier hit a game-tying home run in the eighth, and Pierre got hit with the bases loaded in the 11th to force in the winning run as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday. "I'll take my (RBIs) any way I can," Pierre said with a grin.
Izturis eager to show the 'real' Cesar: After injuries cut short his 2006 season, Cubs shortstop Cesar Izturis is hopeful he can stay healthy and regain the All-Star form in Chicago that once made him the toast of Los Angeles.
Cesar Izturis in the Blog PenJohn Shiffert: March 31, 2009 - :
Baseball Library Vault of Lists: October 3, 2008 - Baseball Library Announces Our Second Annual Major League Baseball Silk Glove Teams:
Jim Gerard: July 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 31: Enter Letty:
Charles Wolfson and Luke Kraemer : April 30, 2008 - Projected 2008 MLB Standings From Diamond Mind Baseball by Charles Wolfson and Luke Kraemer (Imagine Sports) :
: April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
Jim Gerard: March 17, 2008 - DFA, chapter 18 -The Creative Process:
: March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
Richard Lally: October 29, 2007 - A Guide to the 2007 Major League Baseball Free Agent Pool: Catchers and Infielders:
John Shiffert: June 27, 2007 - The Winless Pitcher Syndrome:
Peter Doyle: June 26, 2007 - Roger Clemens, The Best Righty?:
Richard Lally: June 18, 2007 - Richard Lally Spends Five Minutes With...Eddie Joost:
Peter Doyle: May 30, 2007 - Those Who Ignore History...:
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: May 7, 2007 - : THE NATURAL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS