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Russ Canzler Interview

Russ Canzler

The bump from short-season ball to full-season ball has been a welcome sight for first baseman Russ Canzler, who spent the first three years of his pro career in short-season leagues.

After spending each of his first three years in Low-A and/or short-season rookie leagues, the 21-year-old Canzler has played in 100 games at Class A Peoria, batting .278 with seven home runs and 43 RBIs this season. Canzler was selected as a 30th-round Cubs draft pick from Hazleton (Pa.) Area High School in 2004. After spending his first two summers with the Cubs in the Arizona Rookie League...

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