Padres Designate Cody Ransom For Assignment

The Padres have designated infielder Cody Ransom for assignment,'s Corey Brock reports (Twitter link).  In a corresponding move, the Padres have purchased the contract of right-hander Thad Weber from Triple-A.

Ransom, 37, posted a .220/.312/.411 line and a career-best 11 homers over 282 PA with the Diamondbacks and Brewers in 2012.  This was by far the most playing time Ransom had ever received in a season, as the veteran chalked up just 383 plate appearances from 2001-2011.  Ransom signed a minor league deal with San Diego in December and was 0-for-11 in limited action with the Padres this season.

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