The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Cody Ransom to a minor league deal, but he doesn’t have an invite to major league camp according to a report by Steve Gilbert of MLB.com.
Ransom spent time in Japan last season, but he decided to come back to the United States and play in the big leagues again.
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Ransom, 39, has seen action in eleven big league seasons, but he hasn’t seen much action on the field.
He has only had 100 plate appearances in a season twice, in 2012 and 2013. His last major league season came in 2013 when he hit .203/.304/.449 in 57 games with the Cubs.
Ransom’s best season in the big leagues came in 2012 with the Blue Jays when he hit .220/.312/.411 with eleven HR’s, forty-two RBI’s, and a .722 OPS.
Ransom has actually played for the Diamondbacks on two other occasions. In 2011, he played in twelve games and hit .152, and in 2012 he hit .269 in seventeen games.