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Injury bug bites Izturis, Rasmus

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BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays encountered some injury problems during Sunday's 11-3 victory over the Orioles in the series finale at Camden Yards.

Second baseman Maicer Izturis, who was slated to bat seventh in the starting lineup, never made it into the game. He tripped on a stair in the dugout heading to the bat rack to get some things beforehand and felt two pops in his left knee.

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BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays encountered some injury problems during Sunday's 11-3 victory over the Orioles in the series finale at Camden Yards.

Second baseman Maicer Izturis, who was slated to bat seventh in the starting lineup, never made it into the game. He tripped on a stair in the dugout heading to the bat rack to get some things beforehand and felt two pops in his left knee.

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Izturis will have an MRI on Monday in Minnesota, and was clearly having problems walking in the locker room afterward. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game.

"I [felt a] pop twice and [felt] pain," Izturis said. "I'm worried about it."

Jonathan Diaz went in for Izturis but played shortstop, while Ryan Goins moved from shortstop to second. Diaz laid down a beautiful suicide squeeze bunt that scored a run in the fourth inning.

Colby Rasmus was a triple shy of the cycle, but came out of the game after his left hamstring tightened up in the sixth inning. Rasmus said he felt it start to tighten up after a running catch he made the inning before, so the Blue Jays decided to be cautious -- although manager John Gibbons didn't seem too worried.

"I don't think it's a big deal," Gibbons said.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com.

Toronto Blue Jays, Maicer Izturis, Colby Rasmus