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Russ Canzler | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies signed 1B/OF Russ Canzler to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Canzler was released by the Yankees a week ago after batting .263/.332/.389 with just two homers over 199 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. He's hit much better than that in the past, though, and isn't a bad depth guy to have around. Jun 27 - 8:53 AM

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Yankees released 1B/OF Russ Canzler.

Canzler was hitting an uninspiring .263/.332/.389 with just two homers over 199 plate appearances for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 28-year-old shouldn't have trouble catching on elsewhere quickly.
Jun 20 - 5:49 PM

Russ Canzler was scratched from Friday's lineup due to hip stiffness.

It's not clear how long the non-roster invitee might be sidelined. Rob Segedin took Canzler's spot at third base Friday.
Mar 14 - 12:00 PM

Yankees signed UTIL Russ Canzler to a minor league contract.

Canzler spent the 2013 season at the Triple-A level, where he hit .252/.343/.376 in 125 games. The 27-year-old has appeared in 29 career major league games.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Pirates sent OF/1B Russ Canzler outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Canzler was designated for assignment earlier this week following the Marlon Byrd/John Buck trade. Canzler is batting .253/.345/.379 with 12 homers at the Triple-A level this season and will stick around as organizational depth.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Pirates designated OF/1B Russ Canzler for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Marlon Byrd and John Buck. Canzler has hit .253/.345/.379 with 12 homers at the Triple-A level this season.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Pirates acquired OF/1B Russ Canzler from the Orioles in exchange for RHP Tim Alderson.

Canzler, who had been designated for assignment last weekend, will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. He's batted .276/.369/.430 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI at the Triple-A level this season.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Orioles designated OF Russ Canzler for assignment.

Canzler was batting .276/.369/.430 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI through 86 games this season at Triple-A Norfolk. The 27-year-old may draw interest on waivers.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Orioles optioned OF Russ Canzler to Triple-A Norfolk.

Canzler hit just .265/.324/.294 in 37 plate appearances this spring with the O's. He's now organizational depth.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Russ Canzler homered twice and drove in six runs as the Orioles walloped Spain 19-7 in Wednesday's exhibition.

Canzler wishes this one counted in the stats, as he was off to a bit of a slow start while Conor Jackson and Steve Pearce opened the spring red hot. The Orioles will likely have a spot for just one of the three, though Canzler has the advantage of being the member of the trio currently on the 40-man roster.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Orioles claimed INF/OF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees.

Canzler was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week to clear a spot for new DH Travis Hafner. The 26-year-old hit .269/.299/.398 with three home runs in 97 plate appearances last season for the Indians. He could see a decent amount of playing time in Baltimore.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Yankees designated INF/OF Russ Canzler for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Travis Hafner on the 40-man roster. This is the latest development in a busy winter for Canzler, who could soon be claimed off waivers for the fourth time in the space of two months. The 26-year-old batted .269/.299/.398 with three homers and a .697 OPS in 97 plate appearances with the Indians last season and has posted some strong numbers in the minors.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Yankees claimed INF/OF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Indians.

Canzler has now gone from the Indians to the Blue Jays back to the Indians and now to the Yankees in the span of two weeks. The 26-year-old batted just .269/.299/.398 in 97 plate appearances last season but has fared well at Triple-A and could conceivably win a bench spot.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Indians claimed INF/OF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Blue Jays.

Canzler was designated for assignment by the Indians last month and quickly scooped up by the Blue Jays, but Toronto has now given him back. The 26-year-old batted just .269/.299/.398 in 97 plate appearances last season but he could see action at designated hitter in 2013.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed INF/OF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Indians.

Canzler had been designated for assignment earlier this week. The 26-year-old batted .269/.299/.398 with three homers and a .697 OPS in 97 plate appearances with the Indians in 2012. He's put up some nice numbers in the minors and could be an option for at-bats at first base against left-handers.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 03:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Phillippe Aumont