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March 2, 2013
The competition for Toronto's starting second base job is going right down to the wire. Bonifacio (above) and Izturis are both newcomers, and both will likely see significant time.
Bonifacio has stolen 70 bases over the past two years with the Marlins, but he doesn't hit for much pop (6 HRs and 47 RBIs in 809 at-bats over the past two seasons).
Izturis' numbers aren't much different -- 7 HRs and 58 RBIs in 738 at-bats over the past two years with the Angels. He might be a slightly better defensive infielder, but he doesn't steal as many bases, and Bonifacio is a little more versatile with the ability to also play in the outfield.