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  1. Alfonso Soriano as a Granderson replacement seems far-fetched

    Feb 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    The silver lining about a 10-week injury to Curtis Granderson: Opening Day is still more than a month away. Losing Granderson’s power is far from an ideal way for the Yankees to start the spring, but it’s hardly a season-wrecker either. And while there might be some concern over whether Granderson will regain his power…

  2. Quote of the Day: Russ Canzler, ever the optimist

    Feb 7, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    russ canzler getty

    We’ve followed Russ Canzler‘s multiple DFAs and multiple failures to clear waivers. Seems he’s got a pretty good attitude about it: “It’s been fun,” Canzler said. “I was thinking about buying all the hats of the teams I’ve been on this winter.” That’s from Jordan Bastian’s feature on Canzler, the man of many teams, over…

  3. If it’s Tuesday Russ Canzler must be on another team

    Feb 5, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Odysseus

    The Orioles just announced that they have claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees. For those of you following Russ Canzler’s odyssey this offseason, that’s Indians-Blue Jays-Indians-Yankees-Orioles. All since October. I’m going to set “next Monday” on the “when will Canzler next be DFA’d” pool.  Please Paypal your bets to the HardballTalk email address.  Thanks.

  4. No one wants Russ Canzler

    Feb 1, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    russ canzler getty

    I sure hope Russ Canzler doesn’t buy a new shirt and equipment bag each time he lands on a new team. If he did he’d go broke. The Yankees just designated Canzler for assignment. This came after the Indians designated him for assignment. Which came after the Blue Jays designated him for assignment. Which came…

  5. Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

    Jan 28, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees have signed veteran outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor-league deal, bringing him in as a potential right-handed bench bat. Last offseason Rivera got $4 million in guaranteed money from the Dodgers, who ended up buying out his 2013 option for $500,000 after he hit just…

  6. Indians get Russ Canzler back from the Blue Jays

    Jan 2, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    russ canzler getty

    Russ Canzler was designated for assignment by the Indians last month and promptly claimed by Toronto. But now the 26-year-old is returning to Cleveland. According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, the Tribe claimed Canzler on Wednesday back from the Blue Jays, designating right-hander Jeanmar Gomez for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster. Canzler batted…

  7. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 4, Marlins 3: The Braves clinch a playoff berth on a Freddie Freeman walkoff jack. It only guarantees them a slot in the one-game gimmicky thing next Friday, but that beats the hell out of last September. The only thing that would have made this better is if Heath Bell, as the the Marlins…

  8. Running down the rosters: Cleveland Indians

    Feb 18, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana, Chris Perez

    Even after giving up their top two pitching prospects for Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians couldn’t maintain their hot start last year and lost their last four games to finish under .500 at 80-82. The offseason saw them shopping from the scrap heap, which isn’t unusual, but even as they were forced to pick from largely…

  9. Justin Ruggiano leaves Rays, signs with Astros

    Feb 6, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    UPDATE: One week after declining the option of remaining in the Rays’ system Ruggiano has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Astros. ========== Tampa Bay’s 40-man roster housecleaning is costing Triple-A Durham its best players. This morning the Rays traded reigning Triple-A MVP Russ Canzler to the Indians for cash considerations after designating him…

  10. Indians acquire Triple-A MVP Russ Canzler from Rays

    Jan 31, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    russ canzler rays

    Russ Canzler predictably drew interest from other teams after the Rays designated him for assignment last week and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that Tampa Bay has traded the Triple-A MVP to Cleveland for cash considerations. For a brief moment early in the offseason Canzler sat atop the Rays’ first base depth chart, but then…

  11. Rays make room for Jeff Keppinger by dropping Triple-A MVP Russ Canzler

    Jan 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    keppinger giants getty

    This hasn’t been a good couple weeks for Russ Canzler. Last season he won the International League MVP award after hitting .314 with 18 homers, 40 doubles, and a .930 OPS for Durham, made his big-league debut in September with a handful of at-bats, and for a while at least it looked like the 25-year-old…

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