A right-handed batter, Fox has produced a .284 career batting average (451-for-1587) with 107 doubles, 68 home runs and 259 RBI in 436 minor league games. In 2006, he combined to bat .294 (130-for-442) in 121 games between Single-A Daytona and Double-A West Tenn. He batted .462 (6-for-13) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI as a non-roster invitee with the big league club in spring training this season.
Fox, who is looking to make his major league debut, is available for today's 1:20 p.m. CT game against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. Fox will wear uniform No. 9.
Izturis, 27, was hitting .246 (47-for-191) with eight RBI and 15 runs scored in 65 games for Chicago this season. Acquired by the Cubs July 31, 2006, from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Greg Maddux, the shortstop appeared in 87 games for Chicago, hitting .242 (64-for-264) while logging a .968 (9 E/273 TC) fielding percentage.