Izturis signed a three-year, $10-million deal with the Blue Jays in November 2012. At the time, it was the largest free-agent contract given out by Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos.
Izturis hit .236 in 107 games in 2013 and was sidelined the last several weeks because of sore left ankle.
Eleven games into a promising start to 2014, Izturis was lost for the year when he tripped on the dugout steps before a game at Baltimore and tore knee ligaments.
This year, Izturis strained his groin in
Izturis' contract includes a $3-million option for 2016, but the Blue Jays can exercise a $1-million buyout.
Luhnow disputes details of hacking probe
The FBI is investigating whether employees of the
Luhnow headed the Cardinals' scouting and player development department before he was hired by the Astros in December 2011. Luhnow worked at technology firm Archetype Solutions Inc. before his stint in baseball, and he was asked about the theory that hackers could access Houston's system because he didn't change passwords.
"That's absolutely false," Luhnow told Sports Illustrated. "I absolutely know about password hygiene and best practices. I'm certainly aware of how important passwords are, as well as of the importance of keeping them updated. A lot of my job in baseball, as it was in high tech, is to make sure that intellectual property is protected. I take that seriously and hold myself and those who work for me to a very high standard."