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Blue Jays | Manager says 2B up for grabs

Before spring training, Toronto Blue Jays 2B Maicer Izturis was officially the frontrunner for the starting job at second base, but Sunday, Feb. 17, he backtracked. "It's up for grabs," manager John Gibbons said. "We'll see how it all plays out. We'll see in the end what makes us stronger." Izturis is trying to win the job over OF Emilio Bonifacio. Gibbons did say Izturis "has probably got the edge" because he's a "regular middle infielder."

Fantasy Tip: Izturis is considered a better fielder, and Bonifacio the better hitter. Both should be decent middle- to late-round picks on Draft Day in AL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats, regardless of who wins this battle, as Bonifacio can also play shortstop, third base and all three outfield positions.

2013-02-17 19:57:29 | Source: National Post - John Lott

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