Indians acquire Russ Canzler from Rays

Updated: January 31, 2012, 2:35 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have 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.

The 25-year-old Canzler played four positions -- right and left field, third and first base -- last season for Triple-A Durham, where he batted .314 with 18 homers and 83 RBIs in 131 games for the Bulls. Canzler made his major league debut ...

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