Izturis' foot forces him to sit

Izturis' foot forces him to sit

ANAHEIM -- Maicer Izturis has a tender right foot, and it took him out of the Angels' lineup again on Wednesday.

"Izzy's foot is a little sore," manager Mike Scioscia said before the series finale against Washington. "He's available tonight [for pinch-hitting or defense], and we're going to try to get him in the lineup [on Friday against the Dodgers]."

Izturis, whose 10th-inning RBI single gave the Angels the win in the series opener on Monday night, hasn't played since driving the ball through the middle for that winning run.

"I'm not sure how I hurt it," Izturis said. "I think I hit it against a base and jammed my foot, but I'm not sure when it happened."

Izturis, who first aggravated the foot in Seattle and again on Monday, is batting .318 as a leadoff man and has a .320 average in his past 20 games.