Orioles to add SS Izturis

Shortstop Cesar Izturis and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a deal, pending a physical.

The 28-year-old switch-hitter batted .263 with 24 stolen bases in 135 games for the Cardinals last season.

Known for his defense, Izturis won the 2004 NL Gold Glove award at shortstop.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Izturis will receive a two-year deal worth $6 million.

ESPN's Steve Phillips contributed to this report.