Orioles claim Russ Canzler off waivers from Yankees

Piggybacking on Olney's keys for the '13 Yankees
Pineda's rehab continues with latest half-mound session

The Orioles have claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees, the team announced. New York designated him for assignment last week to clear room on the roster for Travis Hafner. Canzler would have competed for the right-handed hitting outfielder’s job had he remained with the team, but instead he was claimed off waivers for the fourth time this offseason.

Piggybacking on Olney's keys for the '13 Yankees
Pineda's rehab continues with latest half-mound session
  • djyank

    welcome back to the club, juan!

  • RetroRob

    Shades of Steve Pearce! He actually will have a better chance of getting more playing time on the Orioles.

  • Havok9120

    If Canzler and/or Dickerson have a good game or two against us, those Game Threads are gonna be fun.

    • RetroRob

      Where did Dickerson go? Or has he yet?

      • Jack

        Orioles gave him a minor league contract with ST invite just recently.

  • Dro413

    I just hope Travis Hafner has a healthy year.

  • trr

    Just when I was starting to get a warm and fuzzy feeling about him…

  • Gonzo

    Why can’t we have nice things?!?!?!

    • Gonzo

      P.S. Joking.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Cashman failed.

    • Jobu

      . . . again

  • MelHall

    What about Luis Martinez, the catcher that the Orioles just waived in order to claim Canzler? Minor league numbers look decent. Can’t be worse that the current three-headed pile of crap in a chest protector.

    • Bob Buttons

      Not sure about his numbers mean much since he spent two half-seasons in AAA (not 2.5, just to clarify), and definitely could be worse than what we have. Worth a look but he might get claimed by a worse team and not sure if he’s worth a 40-man spot.

      • Jersey Joe

        His numbers are much better than Romine’s in AAA, and probably better than Stewart’s would be in AAA. Considering how many possible role-players we lost to O’s, this could be some sweet revenge as part of a catching tandem.

  • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

    Imagine the outrage if Canzler and Dickerson both hit HRs for the Orioles against the Yankees in the same game this year.

    The RAB server would spontaneously combust.

    • Bob Buttons

      Now imagine Steve Pearce adds insult to injury by hitting a third homer in the 3-0 win for the Os

  • Get Phelps Up

    Flanny must be rolling over in his grave.

  • Bigperm

    What brian cashman didnt realize about designating russ canzler is even if he didnt make the mlb roster. His name at triple A team will sell close to 800-1000 extra tickets alone. I am from where the triple a franchise is and they just built a new ballpark and canzler grew up a half hour from there.

  • LitFig