Maicer Eduardo Izturis (My-sair iss-TUR-iss)... Married... Half-brother of Cesar Izturis... Took part in numerous community events and youth baseball clinics when with the Angels.
Was placed on the DL with a left-knee injury April 14… Was eventually placed on the 60-day DL after requiring surgery to repair a torn ligament in that knee… Missed 148 games this season, during which the team went 75-72...His 11 games were the fewest he has played in a season since his debut in 2004...Had multi-hits in five of his first seven games this season, including each of his first three games.
Posted his lowest batting average (.236) since his debut season (.206, 2004-MTL, 32 games)… His .597 OPS was the lowest of his career in a season in which he played a minimum of 60 games…His previous career-low was .634 set in 2012. Of his five home runs last year, four gave Toronto the lead. Played over 100 games for the 6th time in his career… The 107 appearances marks the 3rd most he has played in a season (122-2011, 114-2009)…Appeared in at least 100 games in three consecutive seasons for the 1st time in his career. Stole only one base, a career-low, while being caught stealing five times…It marked the 1st time in his career to have been thrown out more than his total number of stolen bases. Drew a bases loaded, game-winning walk in 11th inning April 24 at BAL…It marked just the 2nd time over the last eight years in the majors to have a game-winning, bases loaded walk issued to the 9th hitter (Nick Hundley of SD in 2009 vs. COL).
Played in at least 100 games in back-to-back seasons for just the second time in his career...Batted .291 over his final 54 games including a .310 clip from July 29 on...Swiped a career-high 17 bases, including a steal of home on Sept. 12, his final stolen base of the season...Was 17-for-19 in stolen bases attempts on the year...Hit first home run on July 15, 1st since July 29, 2011 at Detroit (90 G)... Ended longest homerless drought of career...Hit .277 (72-260) this year as a starter but went 2-22 as a pinch-hitter.
Spent seventh season with Angels and established career highs in several categories including games (122),
hits (124) and doubles (35)...35 doubles led team...Was Halos' primary leadoff batter making 89 starts atop
lineup, hitting .283 in the spot...Appeared in 122 games in 2011 after playing just 61 contests during an
injury-plagued 2010...Hit .295 right-handed, .265 batting left-handed...Led Halos batting .319 (76/238) on
road (T5th in A.L.)...Hit .227 (48/211) at home...Broke up Justin Verlander's no-hitter with RBI single with
two outs in 8th, July 31 at Detroit (lone hit on day for Angels)...Posted two walk-off hits in 2011 (June 27 in
10th vs. Washington and 14th inning, April 9 vs. Toronto)...Made 47 starts at second base, 35 starts at third
base and 14 starts at shortstop.
Spent sixth season with Angels...Limited to 61 games on three D.L. stints (strained left forearm & right
shoulder inflammation twice)...Placed on D.L. Aug. 22 for third time of season (right shoulder inflammation)
and ninth time in career...Hit .298 (17/57) with RISP in 2010 and is a career .323 (153/473) hitter with RISP for
his career...Batted in every slot except for 9th in 2010...Committed just two errors in 57 combined games at SS,
3B & 2B...Has committed just five errors in last 129 combined games at second base and shortstop...Homered
in consecutive games, May 31 & June 1 (3rd time in career to homer in consecutive games).
Established career-highs in every major offensive category - batting average (.300), runs (74), hits (116), HR (8)
and RBI (65)...Was Angels' top hitter in June batting .338 (22/65)...Hit .380 (19/50) batting right-handed and .288
(97/337) batted from the left side...Committed just four errors in 101 combined games at second base (68), third
base (5) and shortstop (28)...Hit in every spot in lineup this season with exception of #4 & #5 slots...Batted .302
(32/106) with RISP and is a career .327(136/416) hitter with RISP...Did not have a stint on the DL for first time as
an Angel...Signed three-year contract extension, January 25, 2010.
In fourth season with Angels, was Opening Day shortstop and everyday contributor before having season-ending
surgery in mid-August...Diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and underwent surgery
Aug. 19...Originally suffered injury diving for a ball Aug. 1 at New York and re-aggravated the injury diving for a ball
on Aug. 13 vs. Seattle...Placed on 15-day DL Aug. 15 (retro to 8/14)...Missed 61 games on two DL stints...Also on
DL May 1-13 (retro to 4/28) with a strained lower back...Hit safely in 32 of last 40 games (.321; 52/162) and ended
campaign batting .269 (78/290) with 44 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 37 RBI in 79 games...
Committed just four errors in 75 infield starts...Made starts at shortstop (50), second base (20), and third base
(5)...Batted in third spot 14 times (Angels were 11-3)...Made 18 starts in leadoff spot...Collected game winning RBI
with pinch-hit single in 11th inning July 10 at Texas...Marked first pinch-hit appearance of season and first PH-RBI
of career...Collected game-winning walkoff RBI single June 1 vs. Toronto (off B.J. Ryan)...Tied career-high with
four hits May 31 vs. Toronto (2nd time)...Had 13-game hit streak (May 31 - June 14) to match career-high (2005)...
Collected third home run of season June 7 at Oakland...Marked second straight game leading off with HR, third Angel
in club history to accomplish feat (Rex Hudler, May 20-21, 1996 & Brian Downing, April 14-15, 1987) and first to do
so from both sides of the plate in franchise annals.
In third season with Angels, established career-highs in home runs (6) and RBI (51) despite two trips to disabled list with right hamstring injuries (missed 38 games)...One of Angels' top performers down the stretch as he hit safely in 24 of last 31 games batting .354 (40/113)...Led Angels batting .406 (39/96) with RISP and is hitting .340 (82/241)with RISP in career...Hit .351 at home (59/168) compared to .226 (38/168) on road...2-run home run in 8th inning, Aug. 11 vs. Minnesota marked fourth HR in span of 11 games...Connected for fist career grand slam in 6th inning, Aug. 10 vs. Minnesota (Scott Baker)...Four RBI marked a career-high...Scored career-best four runs Aug. 21 vs. NYY...Had season-best 11-game hit streak (Aug. 21-Sept. 1).
Izturis recorded career highs in batting average (.293), home runs (5), RBIs (44), stolen bases (14), hits (103), runs (64), games played (104) and at-bats (352). He batted .303 after the All-Star break and was bumped to the leadoff spot in September. Izturis posted the second-highest on-base percentage (.365) among starters, second only to Vladimir Guerrero. He assumed the Angels starting third base role in mid-June. The Angels went 49-29 in his final 78 starts.
Played key utility role in first season with Angels, making starts at third base (26), shortstop (21) and second base (1)...Hit .298 (28/94) before ASB, .196 (19/97) after...Batted .349 (15/43) with RISP...Committed three errors Sept. 20 vs. Tex., first Angel with three in a game since Gary DiSarcina (8-21-99)...Batted .385 (15/39) in June...Collected first HR as Angel and second of career, Aug. 26 at TB...Made 18 starts at shortstop during Cabrera injury (June 20-July 10)...Career-best 13-game hit streak (6/20-7/5), hitting .415 (22/53)...Collected a double in six-straight games, June 29-July 4...Appeared in same ML game with half-brother Cesar for first time, June 25 vs. LAD...Played in 10 rehab games at Salt Lake, batting .452 (14/31)...Missed 46 games due to a sprained MCL of left knee (4/27-6/18)...Suffered injury during early BP, 4/26 at NYY...Also missed first eight games in Sept. with deep bruise in right quadriceps...First Angel with last name beginning with letter "I"...One of four Angels on roster from Venezuela (Escobar, Rivera & Rodriguez)...Named Angels outstanding rookie this Spring...Hit .344 (22/64) with 16 RBI and team-leading 18 runs scored...Made first Opening Day roster.
Started seventh professional season with Triple-A Edmonton, batting .338 (127/376) with 19 doubles, two triples, three home
runs and 36 RBI in 99 games...Ranked second among Expos minor leaguers in batting...Also ranked second in PCL in on-base
percentage (.428), tied with teammate Ryan Church...Hit in season-best 10 games, July 9-21...Hit streak also included sevenstraight
multi-hit efforts, July 11-20...Named by Baseball America as one of Minor League Baseball's 12 breakout players...Had
contract selected by Montreal, Aug. 27...Posted .206 (22/107) average with ﬁ ve doubles, two triples, one home run and four
RBI in 32 games with Expos...Singled in ﬁ rst plate appearance (Dennis Tankersley)...Older brother, Cesar, also singled in ﬁ rst
plate appearance (June 23, 2001 at Bos. off Frank Castillo)...First ML home run came off Mark Prior, Aug. 31 vs. Cubs...On the
season, set career-highs in average (.308), runs (75), hits (149), and home runs (4).
Split time between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Buffalo in Indians organization...Posted .280 (61/218) average with 11 doubles, five triples, one home run and 29 RBI in 53 games with Akron...After promotion to Buffalo,
batted .262 (79/301) with 16 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 29 RBI in 85 games...On the season, posted
career-highs in games (138), at-bats (519), total bases (194), doubles, (27), triples (9), and RBI 49).
Split fifth professional season with Class A Kinston and Double-A Akron...Batted .262 (61/233) with 13 doubles,
one triple, one home run and 30 RBI in 58 games...Posted .277 average (70/253) with 12 doubles, seven triples and
32 RBI in 67 games with Aeros...Tied career-high with 32 stolen bases.
Batted .240 (104/433) with 16 doubles, six triples, one home run and 39 RBI in 114 games with Class A Kinston...
Set career-high's in strikeouts (81) and stolen bases (32)...Ranked third in South Atlantic League in triples and
fourth in stolen bases.
Began third professional season with Class A Columbus, batting .276 (8/29) with one double and one RBI in 10 games with Red Stixx.
Posted .300 (66/220) average with five doubles, three triples, four home runs and 23 RBI in 57 games with Columbus.
Began professional career at rookie-level Burlington, batting .290 (63/217) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 33 RBI in 55 games.