The Baltimore Orioles have re-signed shortstop Cesar Izturis to a one-year deal. Orioles Insider has the details on the deal.
A day after acquiring shortstop J.J. Hardy and utility infielder Brendan Harris from the Minnesota Twins, the Orioles agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Cesar Izturis.
The deal, which is pending a physical, also includes incentives based mostly on playing time.
Izturis, a former Gold Glove winner, has been the Orioles’ starting shortstop the past two seasons, but the club acquired Hardy to upgrade offensively at the position.
However, Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail still wanted Izturis back, even in a lesser role.
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