Padres Sign INF Cody Ransom


The Padres added some infield depth today, signing veteran infielder Cody Ransom to a minor league deal. The acquisition was reported by Jon Heyman via Twitter.

Ransom, 36, saw his most extensive playing time as a big-leaguer in 2012, playing in 90 games for Milwaukee and Arizona. Ransom started 2012 in Arizona, then was claimed off of waivers by the Brewers on May 23rd. The Diamondbacks reacquired Ransom in August, when Milwaukee placed him on waivers.

Sep. 28, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Cody Ransom (1) hits a solo home run during the game against the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Overall, Ransom posted a triple-slash line of .220/.311/.411, with 11 home runs and 42 RBI’s. Ransom displayed some impressive power numbers, with 25 extra base-hits.

Ransom saw time at all four infield positions, but has played shortstop most frequently in his career. Ransom is a minor league veteran, having played parts of 12 seasons on the farm. He is the proud owner of 212 minor league dingers.

Kevin says: This is a solid move to get some depth at Tucson. If the Padres do have injuries in the middle infield, Ransom is capable of stepping in. The power numbers he produced last year are certainly intriguing, but he is a little long in the tooth. A nice move to get some organizational depth.