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Izturis may be available to play in KC series

KANSAS CITY -- Infielder Maicer Izturis is available to play this weekend against the Royals, but only on a limited basis, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Izturis sustained a left rib strain on Sept. 8 against the Tigers, and hasn't seen action since.

"We're going to see exactly, as he starts to get into to some activities, what he can do," Scioscia said. "He's feeling better. He can definitely pinch-run or do some things. As far as defense or swinging the bat, we'll get a little more information after he works out."

Meanwhile, ace right-hander Jered Weaver is doing well after Thursday's start -- his first since Sept. 2.

"He feels good right now," Scioscia said. "Sometimes things hit a couple days later, but right now he feels good. That's a good sign. He felt great today."

KANSAS CITY -- Infielder Maicer Izturis is available to play this weekend against the Royals, but only on a limited basis, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Izturis sustained a left rib strain on Sept. 8 against the Tigers, and hasn't seen action since.

"We're going to see exactly, as he starts to get into to some activities, what he can do," Scioscia said. "He's feeling better. He can definitely pinch-run or do some things. As far as defense or swinging the bat, we'll get a little more information after he works out."

Meanwhile, ace right-hander Jered Weaver is doing well after Thursday's start -- his first since Sept. 2.

"He feels good right now," Scioscia said. "Sometimes things hit a couple days later, but right now he feels good. That's a good sign. He felt great today."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.