|Izturis agrees to $10M contract with Blue Jays|
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|Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:25|
Toronto said the deal was for $3 million annually. The team has a $3 million option for 2016 option with a $1 million buyout.
The 32-year-old hit .256 with 17 steals in 19 tries, two homers and 20 RBIs this year for the Los Angeles Angels. After reaching the big leagues with the Montreal Expos in 2004, Izturis spent eight years with the Angels. He has a .273 career average with 81 steals.
Toronto also purchased right-hander Jeremy Jeffress from Kansas City. He was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 relief appearances for the Royals this year.