Originally written on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Photo: Christian Peterson/Getty ImagesThe Brewers played another round of musical shortstops today, claiming infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Diamondbacks and optioning Edwin Maysonet to Nashville. The 36-year old Ransom has split time between Arizona and AAA Reno this year.Considering the current state of the Brewers infield, Ransom will probably get some playing time, but the chances of him being the permanent solution don't appear especially good. Ransom has had a very nice start to the season, hitting .269/.345/.577 in 52 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks, but there's not much to suggest he will keep it up: Ransom has spent parts of the last 12 years in Triple-A, and while he has shown some pop there (.255/.334/.466), the last time he posted an OPS over .600 in the big leagues was 2008. Ransom’s power might be a welcome addition to the currently punchless middle infield, but whether he will be able to make enough contact for it to work is an open question...
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