Diamondbacks call up Cody Ransom to replace injured Stephen DrewPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks called up infielder Cody Ransom from Triple-A Reno on Thursday to replace injured shortstop Stephen Drew.
Drew broke his right ankle in Wednesday night's game against Milwaukee on a fourth-inning slide to home plate.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said after the game that Drew is out for the season and probably needs surgery.
Arizona put Drew on the 15-day disabled list Thursday and picked up the contract of the 35-year-old Ransom.
Ransom was hitting .331 for Reno with 26 homers, 28 doubles, three triples and 89 RBIs in 92 games.
The Diamondbacks signed Ransom as a free agent last November.
He has played parts of eight major-league seasons with San Francisco, Houston, Philadelphia and the New York Yankees.