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O's Sign Cesar Izturis

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Izturis is one of my favorite quick fixes at shortstop. It seems like he's always available and he provides some value for next to nothing. Marcels has him at -17 runs versus average next season, Rally/Chone at +7 defensively, throw in the 7.5 positional and 22.5 replacement level modifiers and you get a value of 2 WAR. Even if you assume he's not quite that defender anymore, Izturis is still an upgrade over Juan Castro, who somehow logged most of the innings at shortstop last season for Baltimore.

Salary details aren't out there yet, but I'm guessing he's a bargain.