The Padres designated Ransom in order to add another pitcher, right-hander Thad Weber, who has since been sent back to Triple-A Tucson. The Padres hoped Ransom would clear waivers so they could send him in Triple-A.
Ransom, who signed a Minor League contract with the Padres in December, made the Opening Day roster when third baseman Chase Headley and infielder Logan Forsythe landed on the disabled list during Spring Training.
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