Brewers Claim Cody Ransom

The Brewers have claimed infielder Cody Ransom off of waivers from the Diamondbacks, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. Ransom has played 100 MLB games at shortstop, so he provides the Brewers with depth alongside Cesar Izturis. The Brewers confirmed the claim, announcing that they've optioned Edwin Maysonet to the minors and moved Alex Gonzalez to the 60-day disabled list in corresponding moves.

Ransom posted a .269/.345/.577 batting line in 58 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks this year, but they removed him from the 40-man roster earlier this week by designating him for assignment.  The 36-year-old played third base and shortstop, the same two positions he appeared at in 2011. Haudricourt reported earlier today that the Brewers were interested in adding shortstop help and Ransom's a fit since he has played more games at shortstop than at any other position. He has a .226/.310/.409 batting line in parts of ten seasons at the MLB level.

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  1. TheKingOfMacomb 3 years ago

    Yep, that’s the move that pushes them over the top. ūüėČ

  2. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Going to hold this slot “ransom” before Chico makes a sly post regarding Cody and the D-Backs :-)

  3. thekidfromyesterday 3 years ago

    Claim a ransom

  4. First Bleed 3 years ago

    Good lord. WHY?!

    • David Hannes 3 years ago

      “Veteran leadership in the clubhouse?” ¬†Ransom is now the oldest Brewer…well, at least it is better than Craig Counsell.

  5. If he can hit the ball out of the infield, then I’m all for replacing Izturis with him…

  6. He was washed up with the Giants when he debuted — but he keeps on trucking

  7. daveineg 3 years ago

    He was a AAA all star last year at 35.¬†Granted Reno’s a hitter’s paradise but he did slug 28 HR there last year and he had been hitting for Arizona this year.¬† Brewers were desperate for pop in the middle infield.¬† Ransom’s an upgrade that didn’t cost them anything.¬† Defense isn’t quite to major league standards but Izturis is fine as a late inning replacement.

  8. vilifyingforce 3 years ago

    No idea how his D(or personality) is, but, that’s a pretty damned good triple slash line.

    • James Attwood 3 years ago

      Ransom is almost the textbook definition of a AAAA player. He tears up AAA, and even shows some promise in the bigs. But it doesn’t take long for the league to figure him out and then he pretty much takes up a roster slot. He has a nice looking triple slash so far this year, but that is almost 90% due to his first 2 weeks of play. Over the last 3-4 weeks he has been a black hole offensively.

      He is a pure fastball hitter with surprising power to all fields. He has a rifle for an arm in terms of playing 3B or SS. Unfortunately, he can’t hit an outside slider or curve to save his life and he has hands of stone.

      He adds pop potential to the Brewers infield, but he brings an awful lot of strikeouts and very weak groundball outs.¬† On the other hand, he’s a guy that “gets it”. He knows exactly what he is and doesn’t try to pretend othrewise. He sets a good xample for younger players when it comes to showing up and putting in the work that it takes to do the job.

      • Sage 3 years ago

        Sounds like an improvement over Izturis, who can’t hit the ball out of the infield on a regular basis to save his life. I think we can sacrifice some defense if it’ll improve the blackhole in the lineup that is Cesar Izturis.

  9. Sage 3 years ago

    At this point, I’d have GLADLY gone back to Yuni Betancourt over Izturis at SS, so claiming Ransom is a good decision for the Brewers. Hope he gets the bulk of the playing time from here on out.

    • Jgreen 3 years ago

      Well said. He fails…so what there back to where they started

  10. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Ransom, Izturis, Conrad??? What in blazes??

  11. Good depth move—I really wonder what the D-Backs were thinking by DFA’ing him, knowing that he would not clear.

  12. The Brewers are desperate for shortstops now, and he’s better than what they’ve got.

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