Izturis expected to start at 2B

Though the Blue Jays acquired speedster Emilio Bonifacio, who has the ability to play second base, in the blockbuster deal with the Marlins earlier this month, general manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters Wednesday that free-agent acquisition Maicer Izturis would enter spring training as the favorite to start at second base. “I think Izturis is the front-runner,” Anthopoulos said, per MLB.com. “He hasn’t been promised the everyday job, so there’s definitely potential to compete there. Izturis would certainly be the front-runner for that spot. Bonifacio’s value is that he can play second, can play all the outfield spots, can play the other infield spots as well.”

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Source: MLB Player Updates