Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/2/13
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To make room for newly-acquired slugger Travis Hafner, the Yankees designated outfielder Russ Canzler for assignment. Canzler is no stranger to being DFA’d. After spending last season with the Cleveland Indians, Canzler was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays in December, reclaimed by the Tribe in January, and finally claimed by the Yankees two weeks after that. Now he is on the loose again and maybe it’s time for the Mets to jump in and see what all the fuss is about. Canzler is no difference maker, so lets get that out of the way. But considering the dilapidated state of the current Mets outfield, beggars can’t be choosy, and this particular player does have some merits. The first few things that jump out at you from a Mets-need standpoint is that he bats righthanded, has power, and plays the outfield. Canzler, 26, was quite the popular player in 2011 when he was named the International League MVP after batting .314/.401/.540 with 18 homers and 83 RBI for the Triple-A Durham Bulls in...
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