Russ Canzler designated for assignment

Russ Canzler, we hardly knew ye.

Canzler was designated for assignment by the Yankees to make room for Travis Hafner. Canzler, who was designated for assignment by the Indians was also designated for assignment by the Blue Jays which came after the Indians designated him for assignment. (I know, I’m dizzy too.) And all of these DFA happened since the 2012 season ended. Is this sounding familiar? It’s very Eli Whiteside who was also desginated for assignment by the Yankees earlier this offseason.

26-year-old Canzler hit .269/.299/.498 in 97 plate appearances in 2012 and was claimed by the Yankees originally in early January.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

2 thoughts on “Russ Canzler designated for assignment

  1. not Montero's dad

    Russ Canzler, meet Eli Whiteside.

  2. ProfRobert

    So it looks like they are t-ing up Nunez to be the righty dh/backup infielder.

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