Diamondbacks sign infielder Cody Ransom to minor league deal

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX (AP) -- Cody Ransom has signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 35-year-old infielder, who grew up in the Phoenix area, appeared in 12 games for the Diamondbacks last season. He had five hits in 33 at-bats, including two doubles and a home run.

He also has had stints with four other major league clubs since 2001.

Ransom spent most of last season with Reno, Arizona's Triple-A affiliate, where he hit .317 with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs.