The Indians today claimed INF/OF RUSS CANZLER off outright waivers and placed him on the club's 40-man roster. To allow room on the roster RHP JEANMAR GOMEZ was designated for assignment.
Canzler was claimed by Toronto on December 21 after being designated three days earlier after the INF MARK REYNOLDS signing.
Russ spent virtually the entire 2012 Minor League season in Triple-A Columbus, batting .265 (129-487) with 36 doubles, 3 triples, 22 home runs and 79RBI in 130 games (.328OB/.487SLG/.815OPS)...He led the Clippers in doubles, HR and RBI and led the International League in doubles, was 3rd in total bases (237) and RBI, 6th in HR, 9th in hits and 6th in slugging pct. (.487).
The Hazleton, PA native it safely in 15 of 24 starts with Cleveland in September.