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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 with Arizona in 17 games of action this season, batting .269 in 58 plate appearances. He also adds a bit more power to the lineup than Maysonet, already having accounted for four home runs and 13 RBI in 2012.
"He'll be put in there at shortstop," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of Ransom on Wednesday. "(Cesar Izturis) has been playing almost everyday. What it gives us, it gives us a little more offense. He's a very good hitter. I haven't seen him play shortstop for a little while but he used to be a very good defender."
Ransom has never played a full season in the major leagues, having played in the most games (78) during the 2004 season.
The move could be the first of many for the Brewers, depending on the status of pitcher Marco Estrada, who strained either his right quad or right hip flexor during Wednesday's game. Roenicke also mentioned before Wednesday's game that he and other Brewers officials have talked about the possibility of making a few minor moves in the coming weeks.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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...
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