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Weber Promoted as Padres Designate Ransom 

1002-New-Frairhood-2011-LogoRHP Thad Weber had his contract picked up by the Padres today as he made the move from triple-A Tucson up to the big leagues. Weber was picked up off of waivers by the Padres last August from the Detroit Tigers and sports a lifetime 4.02 ERA in 119 games. In his most recent outing against the Salt Lake Bees, the triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, Weber earned a win by throwing five innings of one-run baseball while walking none and striking out five. Weber’s lifetime record is 37-46 in his 119 games, with 117 of those being as a starting pitcher.

Weber will be filling in the spot of Infielder Cody Ransom who has been designated for assignment following an 0-for-11 performance in five games. Ransom entered into the 2013 season as the opening day starting third baseman in place of Chase Headley, who is currently starting a rehab assignment with the Lake Elsinore storm. Ransom’s career spanned over 11 major league seasons and with 7 teams since 2001, and he posted a lifetime .215 average in 396 games.

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Ian is a former writer for the San Diego Padres, having worked as the Padres' "In-Season Blogger" during the 2015 season. Ian wrote as a member of the Friarhood's writing staff between parts of 2013-2015, writing over 100 articles over that span. In addition to being a writer, Ian is also a recent graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, having earned a Juris Doctor, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter (@SDRedBull8) to see what other ramblings he's posted about the Padres, San Diego, and baseball in general!