Cesar Izturis # - IF

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/02/10
  • POB: Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Height: 5-9 Weight: 180lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 13
  • Signed by Toronto in 1996.

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a wizard on defense, showing great range and plenty of versatility afield. Is also poised at the plate with good base-running skills and contact ability.
FlawsThere is little power in his 5-9 frame, yet he hits too many fly balls when at the plate. Has never stolen enough bases to match his speed.
Career potentialDefense-first veteran infielder.

Honours and Awards

2005Named to the All-Star Game
2004NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2001International League (AAA) - All-Star Team
1999Florida State League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/24Released by the Houston Astros.
2014/01/14Invited to spring training by the Houston Astros.
2014/01/13Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/03/31Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2013/01/09Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2012/08/20Refused minor league assignment from the Washington Nationals and opted for free agency.
2012/08/17Designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals.
2012/08/06Claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
2012/06/22Missed 24 games (strained left hamstring).
2012/05/26Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL.
2012/04/01Contract purchased from Nashville (AAA).
2011/12/21Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/29Missed the last 51 regular season games (strained left groin).
2011/08/08Strained left groin, 15-day DL.
2011/08/05Missed 68 games (right elbow injury).
2011/05/21Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow injury).
2011/05/18Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 13th, 2011).
2011/05/02Missed 3 games (left hamstring injury).
2011/04/29Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2011/01/05Re-signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2009/07/10Missed 31 games (appendicitis).
2009/06/07Appendicitis, early September (retroactive to June 4th, 2009).
2009/06/05Appendectomy, day-to-day.
2009/05/22Missed 3 games (groin).
2009/05/19Groin, day-to-day.
2008/12/16Signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles to a two-year contract.
2008/10/30Filed for free agency.
2008/07/06Missed 13 games (strained right hamstring).
2008/06/22Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.
2008/04/28Missed 1 game (forearm injury).
2008/04/27Forearm injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/26Missed 1 game (right forearm injury).
2008/04/25Right forearm injury, day-to-day.
2007/11/30Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2007/07/19Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2006/10/02Missed the last 14 regular season games (right hamstring injury).
2006/09/18Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/07Missed 16 games (strained right hamstring).
2006/08/22Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.
2006/07/31Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2006/07/21Missed 4 games (personal reasons).
2006/07/17Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2006/06/20Missed 69 games (elbow injury).
2006/03/29Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2005/10/02Missed 38 games (lower back pain).
2005/08/28Lower back pain, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 23rd, 2005).
2005/08/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/07/15Missed 10 games (hamstring).
2005/07/05Hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 30th, 2005).
2005/07/02Hamstring, day-to-day.
2005/06/19Missed 4 games (hamstring).
2005/06/17Hamstring, day-to-day.
2005/01/17Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-year contract.
2004/03/05Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2003/04/10Missed 1 game (left shin injury).
2003/04/09Left shin injury, day-to-day.
2002/06/07Missed 1 game (hip injury).
2002/06/05Hip injury, day-to-day.
2001/12/13Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2001/09/01Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2001/08/01Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).
2001/06/23Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2001/04/09Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).
2001/04/05Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2001/03/14Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).


2014/01/13Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2013/01/09Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2012/08/06Claimed by the Washington Nationals off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
2011/12/21Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract.
2008/12/16Signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles.
2007/11/30Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2007/07/19Chicago Cubs traded Cesar Izturis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later.
2006/07/31Chicago Cubs traded Greg Maddux and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Cesar Izturis.
2001/12/13Toronto Blue Jays traded Paul Quantrill and Cesar Izturis to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Luke Prokopec and Chad Ricketts.
1996/07/03Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Career Stats

2012Total Mil/WshNL62166134072211313113.241.254.343.597
2011GCL OriolesR120000000100-.
2008St. LouisNL135414501091031242926246-.263.319.309.628
2007Chicago CubsNL651911547110081316307.246.298.304.602
2007Total ChN/PitNL11031431811420161919338.258.302.315.617
2006Chicago CubsNL2273417200658012.
2006LA DodgersNL3211910307111276134.252.302.353.655
2006Total LA/ChNNL541921447911181214146.245.295.318.613
2006Las VegasAAA1559916300310300-.271.371.322.693
2005LA DodgersNL1064444811419223125518811.257.302.322.624
2004LA DodgersNL15967090193329462437025910.288.330.381.711
2003LA DodgersNL15855847140216140257010516.251.282.315.597
2002LA DodgersNL1354394310224213114397710.232.253.303.556
1997St. CatharinesA7023132443011115276316.


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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