D-backs bring back Ransom on Minors deal

Veteran Major League infielder Cody Ransom is getting another shot with the D-backs, who re-signed the 35-year-old to a Minor League contract in hopes he could yet approach the stellar Triple-A production he posted last season.

Ransom belted 27 homers and drove in 92 runs in only 372 at-bats at Reno before being added to Arizona’s expanded September roster. In 33 at-bats with the National League West Division champion D-backs, Ransom’s five hits included two doubles and a homer.

In addition to looking for back-up insurance for incumbent shortstop Stephen Drew’s recovery from surgeries for a fractured ankle and hernia, Arizona could use a heavy righty bat on manager Kirk Gibson’s bench, alongside left-handed hitter Lyle Overbay.

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