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Angels place Maicer Izturis on the disabled list

May 8, 2010 |  3:54 pm

Izturis_300 The Angels placed infielder Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because inflammation in his right shoulder and replaced him on the roster by calling up infielder Kevin Frandsen from Salt Lake.

Izturis, a switch-hitter who hasn't played in the field since hurting his medically repaired shoulder Monday while diving for a ball, was hitting .256 in 39 at-bats. Izturis had an MRI exam performed on his shoulder Friday afternoon and Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angels medical director, will review the results Monday. His move to the DL is retroactive to May 6.

Also expected to have an MRI exam is right-handed pitcher Matt Palmer, who was optioned to the minors on Friday. Palmer has had control issues this season and said Friday he was feeling pain on the front side of his right shoulder.

--Kevin Baxter in Seattle

Photo: Angels infielder Maicer Izturis makes a throw from third base to put out the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in a game April 23 at Angel Stadium. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images