Found May 24, 2012 on
The Milwaukee Brewers have claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks according to Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel. The Brewers were looking for an upgrade at shortstop since they lost Alex Gonzalez due to a knee injury adds Haudricourt.
Ransom was hitting .269/.345/.577 with 4 HR's, 13 RBI's and a 145 OPS+ in 52 AB's with the Diamondbacks. That would be an improvement, at least offensively, for the Brewers' current shortstops Cesar Izturis, who is hitting .200/.235/.463 with a 27 OPS+ and Edwin Maysonet, who is hitting .143/.182/.286 with a 25 OPS+.
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MILWAUKEE In hopes of bolstering the team's offense, especially in the infield, the Brewers claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from Arizona and optioned infielder Edwin Maysonet to Triple-A Nashville.
The move also allowed the team to move shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who is out for the season with a torn ACL, to the 60-day disabled list.
Ransom, 36, had been quite successful...
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed utility infielder Cody Ransom on waivers earlier this week. On Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers claimed Ransom and added him to their active roster. A commonplace transaction, repeated hundreds of times throughout the baseball season. Oh, but when it comes to Cody Ransom, nothing is commonplace.
When Ransom plays in his first game for the Brewers, he...
When Travis Ishikawa first met the woman who turned out to be his future wife, she apparently didn't notice that he looked like Rocky Balboa after going 15 rounds with Apollo Creed.
"She says she doesn't remember me having a swollen face," Ishikawa said. "My cheek was all swollen and she says she doesn't remember any of that."
It is true, then, that...
MILWAUKEE Next to his locker in the Brewers clubhouse last week, Milwaukee center fielder Nyjer Morgan said what many were thinking when it came to the Brewers' disappointing 18-26 start this season.
It's not early anymore, he admitted. And it's true. With May quickly coming to a close, the Brewers can no longer excuse their slow start by pointing to a calendar.
Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right quad running the bases on Wednesday night against the Giants, the team announced in a statement on Thursday afternoon. Right-handed reliever Mike McClendon will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to replace him.
According to reports citing general manager Doug Melvin, Estrada...
MILWAUKEE With the Brewers reeling seven games back in the NL Central and wild-card race and the season no longer in its early stages, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke met with general manager Doug Melvin and assistant general manager Gord Ash on Wednesday to discuss possible options to turn the season around.
One of those options is to execute some kind of trade, giving the team...
If Brewers closer John Axford wants to repeat as winner of the American Mustache Institute’s Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award, he’s going to have a difficult time doing so, now that Axford has shaved off the glorious mustache that nabbed him the prestigious award in the first place.
Axford tweeted a photo of his follicle remains last night with no words...
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...
While the San Francisco Giants appear to be heating up, the Milwaukee Brewers continue to struggle.
The Giants look to complete their second series sweep in three years of the Brewers at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Buster Posey and Joaquin Arias each hit two-run homers as San Francisco (23-20) won for the eighth time in 11 games, 6-4 over Milwaukee on Tuesday. The Giants, who have...
LIKE A CANNON, THAT ARM
Here is a video of an amazing throw by San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera to gun down Norichika Aoki at home plate. This happened last night in Milwaukee where the Giants defeated the Brewers 6-4.The ball hit by Nyjer Morgan to medium left field seemed deep enough to score the speedy Aoki from third base but Aoki and the Brewers underestimated Cabrera's strong arm...
As previously noted on this website, MLB players sometimes lose track of the outs situation and have had some memorable blunders.
Check out Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks in last Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants as he forgets that there is only one out and doesn't turn a double play that would end the inning:
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Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in the first inning, Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run homer in the second as Milwaukee built an eight-run lead, and the Brewers rocked Barry Zito again at Miller Park in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Zito (3-2) allowed eight runs - four earned - five hits and four walks in three innings, dropping to 0-4 with a 7.67 ERA...
Brewers general manager Bob Melvin told a Milwaukee radio station Thursday that starting pitcher Marco Estrada will miss three to four starts. The right-hander suffered a right hip flexor strain running the bases in Wednesday's 8-5 defeat of the San Francisco Giants. Lefty Manny Parra is a candidate to fill in.