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Maicer Izturis agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays

Maicer Izturis has agreed to a minor league contract to stay with the Toronto Blue Jays.

35-year-old has not appeared in an MLB game since April 2014

Maicer Izturis (13) bats during first inning baseball intrasquad spring training action in Dunedin, Fla., on Monday, March 2, 2015. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Maicer Izturis has agreed to a minor league contract to stay with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 35-year-old has not appeared in a MLB game since April 13, 2014, while recovering from left knee surgery in 2014 and shoulder surgery in 2015.

Izturis would get a $900,000, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would get the chance to earn $100,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $25,000 each for 300, 325, 350 and 375.

A switch hitter, Izturis has a .269 career big league batting average with 39 homers and 334 RBIs with Montreal (2004), the Los Angeles Angels (2005-12) and Toronto (2013-14). Toronto announced the agreement Friday. Izturis will report to big league spring training.

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