According to multiple reports, the Cubs designated Cody Ransom for assignment on Sunday morning to make room on the 40-man roster for Scott Baker.
Scott Baker has been officially activated from the disabled list and will start Sunday’s finale against the Brewers.
With the latest round of roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players.
The Cubs claimed Cody Ransom off waivers from the Padres on April 16. Ransom responded with a very good April (.280/.308/.720/1.028, two doubles and three home runs) and put up a .250/.331/.574 line before the break that included eight doubles, nine home runs and a .905 OPS in 39 games. Since the break Ransom managed just a .082/.211/.148 line. The writing was on the wall that Ransom would be designated for assignment at one point during September if the Cubs needed the roster space.
Scott Baker will become the 55th different player used by the Cubs this season, two more players than the previous franchise record of 53 set a year ago.