Ransom proving versatility in series vs. Chicago

Ransom proving versatility in series vs. Chicago

CHICAGO -- Utility infielder Cody Ransom has started at second base, shortstop and third base in the three games against the White Sox this weekend.

Manager Ron Roenicke said he knew about Ransom's versatility before the Brewers claimed him off waivers from Arizona on May 23, even though he hadn't actually seen much of the infielder.

"He's had some outstanding years in Triple-A offensively," Roenicke said. "I knew he used to be a good shortstop, because when I was with the Giants for a year, I remember his name, he was in A-ball, and I remember hearing about this guy."

Roenicke said he's been thrilled with the defensive ability of Ransom since the acquisition. Ransom has played in one game at second base, three games at third base and 17 games at shortstop for the Brewers, committing just one error in that span.

The journeyman infielder has played on six different teams in his 10-year career.

"At second base and at third base especially, he has played outstanding for us," Roenicke said. "At third base, he's played Gold Glove caliber for us. Second base, we haven't seen him that much but he's played well, and at shortstop he's done a good job for us.

"It's a nice plus to see defensively what he's doing. It makes you wonder why he's been up and down and all over the place, because from what we see, he's a really good utility man."