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Izturis inks 3-year, $10 million deal

Updated: January 25, 2010, 10:09 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Angels avoided arbitration with reserve infielder Maicer Izturis, signing him to a three-year, $10 million contract on Monday.

The deal provides a $500,000 signing bonus, with salaries of $2.6 million this year, $3.1 million in 2011 and $3.8 million in 2012.

Izturis, 29, is coming off his finest offensive season, in which the native of Venezuela batted .300 with eight home runs and 65 RBIs in 114 games.

He likely will play a variety of positions this summer, ...

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