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Indians acquire Russ Canzler from Tampa Bay

Indians acquire Russ Canzler from Tampa Bay Indians acquire Russ Canzler from Tampa Bay

The Indians acquired Russ Canzler from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations.

Canzler, 25, was named International League Most Valuable Player at Triple-A Durham in 2011 where he batted .314 with 40 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs and 83 RBI's in 131 games.  He also drew 67 walks and scored 78 runs for the Bulls and hit .356 with 17 doubles, 8 homers and 30 RBI's in 47 second half games. 

He went on to make his Major League debut for Tampa after a September 11 call up and went 1-for-3 in 3 games as a pinch-hitter. 

He began his professional career in 2004 after being selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 30th round of the First-Year Player Draft out of Hazleton Area High School (PA).  He was signed by Tampa Bay as a minor league free agent prior to the 2011 campaign.

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