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Russ Canzler is another in a long line of AAAA 1B/OF the Pirates have been collecting recently. Canzler was put directly on the 40 man roster after the Pirates put James McDonald on the 60 Day DL, potentially ending his season.
He’ll be sent to Indianapolis.
The coolest part about Canzler for me is that he is from Hazleton.
He has little big league experience or success though, a classic AAAA type.
His minor league numbers are pretty good though so I think this is probably more a depth move than anything. Maybe it even signals another trade is in the works.
The Orioles will receive pitcher Tim Alderson. Alderson has actually pitched well this year.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see him have a better major league career than Canzler to be perfectly honest. He could be a useful reliver.
So that basically closes the book on the Freddy Sanchez trade. It’ll end up Canzler for Sanchez.