The Cleveland Indians have acquired utility man Russ Canzler from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com. Bastian notes that he plays the corners, both infield and outfield, and is a right-handed bat.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times notes that Canzler didn't really have a spot on the roster after the Rays moved him for recently-acquired Jeff Keppinger:
Twitter / @MLBastian: Indians acquire Russ Canzl ...
Indians acquire Russ Canzler from Rays for cash. Intriguing add. Can play LF/RF/1B/3B. RH bat. IL MVP in '11. More on MLB.com soon.
Canzler traded to Indians for cash - Marc Topkin | Tampa Bay Times
"Russ Canzler didn't really have a home on the defensive-oriented Rays roster. So after designating the corner infielder/outfielder for assignment last week to make room for the more versatile Jeff Keppinger, the Rays traded Canzler to the Indians for cash considerations."
Twitter / @ChiTribRogers: I liked the hitterish Russ ...
I liked the hitterish Russ Canzler for a job on the #cubs bench but the hustling, solid defender Matt Tolbert is more Epstein's kind of guy.