Izturis, who played eight seasons with the Angels before signing a three-year contract with the Blue Jays last offseason, was 1-for-10 through the first three games of the series and was hitting just .239 this season.
During his tenure with the Angels, Izturis hit .276.
While Izturis provided the Angels with quality at-bats, his true value came in his ability to play various positions.
"The way he could play thee positions and be steady at all of them is important to a team," Scioscia said. "He helped us win countless games with his ability to play and play at a high level."
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.