June 25, 2009

Welcome back, Ransom; so long, Veras and Berroa

Cody Ransom’s 60-day DL stint finally expired, and has been activated in place of Angel Berroa, who was designated for assignment. The Indians picked up Jose Veras, who was DFA’d on June 16 to make room for Brian Bruney, in exchange for cash.


The Yankees were just waiting for Ransom to finish serving his 60 days, as he had been with triple-A Scranton for a while, and it was an obvious choice to get rid of Berroa. Ransom joins Ramiro Pena as the two backup infielders.


I was glad when Veras got DFA’d, but I was a little sad to see him moved to another team. Veras certainly has major league stuff, he just needs to hone his skills in the minors a little more. I’ll be he has some success with the Indians by the end of this season.

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