Izturis a potential match in infield

December, 3, 2012
12/03/12
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the Mets in need of a backup infielder to replace free agent Ronny Cedeno, Cesar Izturis may be a match.

Itzuris' agents are expected to meet with the Mets during the winter meetings.

The 32-year-old Izturis, a switch-hitter, hit a combined .241 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 166 at-bats for the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers last season.

The Mets did acquire Brandon Hicks from the Oakland Athletics on Nov. 26 as one option for that role.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIL. Duda 60
RD. Murphy 62
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WB. Colon 10
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