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The Cleveland Indians have acquired versatile Russ Canzler, last year's MVP of the International League, from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.

MLB Trade News: Indians Acquire Russ Canzler from Rays

The Indians have imported a right-handed batter that plays a plethora of positions.  Last season in Triple-A, Russ Canzler played 41 games in right field, 33 games in left, 40 games at third and 17 games at first.  He is now a member of the Cleveland Indians.  From the Indians’ press release… Canzler, 25, was named International League Most Valuable Player at Triple-A Durham...

Indians acquire Canzler from Rays

Russ CanzlerOn Tuesday morning the Indians announced that they acquired infielder/outfielder Russ Canzler from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. The Rays had designated him for assignment on January 27th after they signed infielder Jeff Keppinger, and he is now on the Indians 40-man roster. He assumed the spot vacated by Fausto Carmona who was put on the restricted list...

Tribe On Tour: A Success For the Kids

The Indians do as much as they can from a PR standpoint to reach out to the community and engage with their fans. Its something they obviously must do, considering the economics of our market. The Tribe was dealt a significant blow this past week when the rival Detroit Tigers decided to replace the injured Victor Martinez with the biggest fish in the free agent pond, Prince Fielder...

Indians' Infatuation with Yoenis Cespedes?

Yoennis Cespedes (Photo: AP)Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Bieber have more in common than you may think...Huh?Well, both were ‘discovered’ by YouTube and became instant viral icons. If you have been M.I.A. of late, you can see the showcase and the encore of the Cespedes scouting satire here. Bieber was signed by musician Usher while Cespedes is rumored to ink with one of six...

While We’re Waiting… Lugo Deal Off, Ranking Recruits and Picking the ‘Best’ of the New Browns

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at No Lugo- “A little over a week ago, it was reported that the Indians had agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with veteran infielder Julio Lugo. He was to join the...

Contract Retrospective: Lugo in Boston

In the hot news of the weekend, Julio Lugo‘s negotiations for what was probably a minor-league deal with Cleveland have broken down. Things were not always so bleak for Lugo. Lugo had some good seasons with the (then) Devil Rays in the mid-2000s, and after a 2006 in which he was traded to the Dodgers, he was in demand as a free agent middle infielder during the 2006-2007 off-season...

Indians acquire IF Canzler from Rays

The Cleveland Indians have acquired infielder Russ Canzler from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.Canzler won the International League MVP Award after hitting .314, with 18 home runs for Triple-A Durham last season.The 25-year-old made his major league debut last September, when he appeared in three games for the Rays.Tampa Bay dropped Canzler off their 40-man roster last...

LWIB: All "Tidbits" Edition Including Indians TV Rights, Liberty Media & The Braves, and Much More

This week in “Last Week in BizBall“, an all tidbits edition including Indians TV rights, Liberty Media & the Braves, the annual Harris Poll and more. LWIB, The Plain Dealer published this piece from Bill Lubinger detailing the growing importance of local TV rights in MLB. This trend became glaringly obvious when the Angels new 20yr/$3 billion deal with Fox Sports...

Around the Horn: Health key to outfield success

Grady Sizemore, Shin-Soo Choo and Michael Brantley can be an electrifying group in the outfield when they are healthy. The Indians, who have stockpiled some outfield depth this winter, are counting on the threesome to be a formidable presence between the lines instead of in the trainer's room.

All-Time Indians: Mike Garcia

Name: Edward Miguel Garcia Position: Starting Pitcher Nick Name: Big Bear Number: 25 Tribe Time: 1948-1959 DOB: 11/17/1923 Accolades: 3 Time All-Star (1952-1954), Top 20 MVP (1952,1954) Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 BAA Best Season...

Inbox: Is a move in the works for the bullpen?

Queries about the Indians' bullpen, Fausto Carmona, free agency and the club's ability to be competitive flooded the Inbox this week. Beat reporter Jordan Bastian provides his insight to these topics and more.

Nation + world: Indians get promising minor leaguer from Rays

Baseball The Cleveland Indians added an MVP to their roster and a possible replacement at first base. Cleveland acquired versatile Russ Canzler, the top player in the International League last season, on Tuesday from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.

Tampa Bay Rays trade Russ Canzler to Cleveland Indians for cash

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Nats add Durbin to mix on Minor League deal

The Nationals added depth to their bullpen on Wednesday by signing right-hander Chad Durbin to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to a baseball source.
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