Brewers Claim INF Cody Ransom off Waivers

Desperate for infield depth after Alex Gonzalez’s torn ACL, it seems the Brewers have made yet another under-the-radar move to help shore up manager Ron Roenicke’s 25-man roster.

According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, GM Doug Melvin has claimed infielder Cody Ranson off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ransom, 36, made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2001. Since then, he’s spent time with the Astros, Yankees, Phillies, and Diamondbacks, posting a slash line of .226/.310/.409 in 441 career plate appearances

Per Haudricourt’s twitter page earlier today:

Ransom now joins veterans Cesar Izturis and Edwin Maysonet as Milwaukee’s primary platoon at shortstop. More details regarding the deal in the coming hours.

  • Update (6:09 PM CT) – Recent reports suggest that Edwin Maysonet will no longer be on the 25-man roster. Mike Vassallo tweeted earlier today that the Brewers have optioned the 30-year-old to AAA Nashville. Also, Alex Gonzalez has been officially placed on the 60-day disabled list rather than the 15-day DL.

Alec Dopp covers the Milwaukee Brewers as a featured columnist at Bleacher Report.  Follow him on Twitter @alecdopp and read his blog.

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