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Cody Ransom | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/17/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Grand Canyon (AZ)
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Cubs designated INF Cody Ransom for assignment.
Ransom provided some pop in spurts for the Cubs, but he's ultimately hit just .203/.304/.449 with nine homers over 57 games. His removal from the 40-man roster was needed in order to add Scott Baker. Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:52:00 AM

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Cody Ransom is batting .350/.435/.900 with three homers in his first eight games with the Cubs.

Ransom and Luis Valbuena have formed a surprisingly productive platoon at third base, as the two are hitting a combined .267 (27-for-101) with eight home runs and 17 RBI. The two will continue to share the position while Ian Stewart tries to figure things out at Triple-A. "He’s been around a long time,’’ manager Dale Sveum said of Ransom. ‘‘He’s always hit home runs. He’ll strike out against right-handers, but he’s always hit left-handers. He’s dependable in the field, a no-panic kind of player.’’
Sun, May 5, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Cody Ransom will start at third base Tuesday against the Reds.

Ransom, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres last week, will hit seventh against left-hander Tony Cingrani. He could split time with Luis Valbuena at third base in the short-term.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Cubs claimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from the Padres.

Ransom was hitless in his fist 11 at-bats with the Padres and got designated for assignment on April 12. He will function as a utility infielder for Chicago.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Padres designated INF Cody Ransom for assignment.

Ransom made the Opening Day roster as the final bench player, but went hitless in his first 11 at-bats including five strikeouts. With Chase Headley progressing rapidly in his recovery, and the Padres content to roll with Jedd Gyorko at third base in the meantime, Ransom was expendable. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal elsewhere.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of INF Cody Ransom from Triple-A Tucson.

Ransom made the team after Logan Forsythe had a setback with his foot injury. He has enough pop to where he could be relevant in NL-only leagues for a short time.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 01:31:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Wednesday that Cody Ransom will make the Opening Day roster.

Logan Forsythe had a setback with his foot on Tuesday, so Ransom is suddenly the favorite to start at third base while Chase Headley (thumb) is on the mend. The 36-year-old batted .220/.312/.411 with 11 homers for the Diamondbacks and Brewers last season and could have some short-term value in NL-only fantasy leagues.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:46:00 PM

Padres signed INF Cody Ransom to a minor league contract.

He'll receive an invitation to spring training. Ransom batted .220/.312/.411 with 11 homers for the D'Backs and Brewers in 2012 and should have a decent chance at winning a bench job.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 11:28:00 AM

Cody Ransom has elected free agency.

Ransom refused an outright assignment from the Diamondbacks and will test out the free agent waters instead. The 36-year-old batted .220/.312/.411 with 11 homers for the Brewers and D'Backs in 2012.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 11:26:00 AM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of INF Cody Ransom from Triple-A Reno.

Ransom was claimed on waivers Friday after the Diamondbacks lost him to the Brewers earlier this season. The 36-year-old will provide infield depth.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 09:31:00 AM

Diamondbacks claimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from the Brewers.

He'll be officially added to the roster on Saturday. Ransom actually began the season with the Diamondbacks before being claimed off waivers by the Brewers in May. The 36-year-old has a .214/.305/.400 batting line in 252 plate appearances this year.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 05:22:00 PM

Cody Ransom had two of the Brewers five hits as they were shut out by Ryan Dempster and the Cubs on Tuesday.

Ransom's 2-for-3 effort was the lone bright spot offensively for the Brew Crew in the game. With Cesar Izturis on the disabled list, Ransom has started seven straight games and should continue man the shortstop position for Milwaukee. He's worth a look in deeper leagues and provides decent power from a weak middle infield spot.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 11:57:00 PM

Brewers claimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Ransom was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks earlier this week despite posting a .922 OPS in 58 plate appearances. The 36-year-old has good power and should get regular playing time at shortstop in Milwaukee. He's worth trying out in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Wed, May 23, 2012 04:58:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated 3B Cody Ransom for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Josh Bell on the active roster. Ransom was a popular waiver wire addition after enjoying some early success this season, but it didn't take him long to show his true colors. He had just one hit in his last 15 at-bats.
Mon, May 21, 2012 05:31:00 PM

Cody Ransom continued providing a spark to the Diamondbacks offense, belting his third home run of the season in a 5-4 win over the Mets on Friday.

Ransom finished the night 2-for-3 with three RBI. He's been on an absolute tear since being recalled from Triple-A a few weeks ago, now hitting .345 with three homers and 10 RBI. While he's unlikely to continue at this pace, with Ryan Roberts struggling he should receive everyday playing time at third base and could be worth a flier as an injury replacement in deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, May 4, 2012 10:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Chris Valaika
SS1Starlin Castro
2Logan Watkins
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Zach Rosscup