Maicer E. Izturis was born on September 12, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela.
Maicer is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed.
Minor LeaguesMaicer was signed by the Cleveland Indians as a non-drafted free agent on April 1, 1998.
At the end of the 2003 season, he was traded to the Montreal Expos.
Major LeaguesMaicer was brought up to the majors in 2004, from the AAA Edmonton Trappers.
On November 19, 2004, Maicer was traded to the Angels, along with outfielder Juan Rivera, for outfielder José Guillén.
Maicer started his career as a shortstop, moved to third base for a while, and then returned to the shortstop position.
On August 15, 2008, it was announced that Maicer would miss the rest of the 2008 season due to tearing a ligament in his left thumb, which requires surgery.
PersonalMaicer is the half brother of major league shortstop César Izturis.