Izturis returns from torso strain

Izturis returns from torso strain

ANAHEIM -- Angels reserve infielder Maicer Izturis, out since suffering a strain in his left rib cage area on Sept. 8, returned to action Tuesday, notching an RBI groundout while serving as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of an 11-3 win over the Rangers.

Izturis, who entered with a .253/.320/.317 slash line in 91 games this season, took batting practice on Sunday in Kansas City and participated in pregame activities with the rest of his team at Angel Stadium on Tuesday.

"I feel good," he said in Spanish pregame. "I've been getting a lot of treatment and I feel I'm ready to go."