The Indians have designated 26-year old righty swinging 1B/DH Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler played in 130 games in AAA-ball last year for the Indians and he was 129 of 487 (.265 avg, .815 OPS) with 68 runs scored, 22 homers, 79 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Canzler also played in 26 games for the Indians last year and he was 25 of 93 (.269 avg, .697 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs. The Indians should try to deal Canzler, because he won’t accept an outright assignment to the minors if he clears waivers.
UPDATE: (12/22/2012) – The Indians have lost Russ Canzler on waivers to the Blue Jays.
UPDATE II: (1/2/2012) – The Indians have claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from the Blue Jays.
UPDATE III: (1/5/2012) – The Indians have lost Russ Canzler off waivers.