Izturis to DL

The Orioles have placed SS Cesar Izturis on the 15 day disabled list and recalled 1B Brandon Snyder from AAA Norfolk.

Izturis flew back to Baltimore from Boston on Monday when he had numbness in his right hand. Him and the team are still weighing their options on whether to get surgery or just inject a cortisone shot and rest it. Apparently hes been dealing with a similar issue off and on since he got tommy john surgery in 2005. It has to do with scar tissue. It’ll be hard to notice hes gone since he barely ever plays, hitting .192 in only 26 at bats for the season. I was hoping they would outright release Izturis soon but maybe the roster spot will actually be useful with Snyder coming up. With Derrek Lee bothered by a sore oblique and also facing a trip to the DL, Snyder will get a chance to prove that hes still a prospect. After struggling for a year and a half in AAA Norfolk hes improved to a .276/.342/.455 line with 9 doubles, 5 homeruns, and 16 RBI over 35 games this season. It’ll probably be a short stay if Lee recovers quickly but I’ll be interested to see what Snyder can do if given a shot.

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