Infielder Cesar Izturis did not make the Astros and will opt out of his deal with the Astros, tweets Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Izturis is one of many veterans subject to tomorrow's $100K retention bonus deadline, so the Astros would have released him by then anyway. The 34-year-old glove man tallied 142 plate appearances with the Reds last year, hitting .209/.259/.271. One claim to fame: he was traded for Greg Maddux at the 2006 trade deadline.

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