Orioles Press Release
Orioles claim INF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees
The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven Minor League affiliates for the 2013 season.
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed INF RUSS CANZLER off waivers from the Yankees. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, CA LUIS MARTINEZ has been designated for assignment.
Canzler, 26, is a career .278/.347/.472 hitter in nine minor league seasons with the Cubs, Tampa Bay and Cleveland. He has hit .271/.304/.396 in 29 major league games in 2011 (Tampa Bay) and 2012 (Cleveland). In 31 major league plate appearances against left-handed pitching, Canzler has hit .400/.419/.667.
Martinez, 27, is a career .272/.362/.364 hitter in six minor league seasons in the San Diego (2007-11) and Texas (2012) systems. In 2012, Martinez batted .270/.350/.386 in 65 games with Triple-A Round Rock and also appeared in 10 games for the Rangers, going 2-for-18. He was originally drafted by San Diego in the 12th round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft.