MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers made multiple roster moves on Wednesday, claiming infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the D-backs and optioning Edwin Maysonet to Triple-A Nashville.
Milwaukee also sent shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who underwent season-ending surgery on his right ACL last Thursday, to the 60-day disabled list.
Ransom, who batted .269 with 13 RBIs and four home runs in 17 games with the D-backs this season, brings offense and can spell 32-year-old Cesar Izturis at shortstop, manager Ron Roenicke said.
"He is a very good hitter," Roenicke said of the 36-year-old Ransom. "I haven't seen him play shortstop for a while, so I don't know how he is there, but he used to be a very good defender, and we'll see."