Phillies add Sweeney to roster

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, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

MIAMI -- The Philadelphia Phillies put recent acquisition Mike Sweeney on the active roster Thursday and made room by designating infielder Cody Ransom for assignment.

Sweeney was acquired from Seattle on Wednesday and had been on the disabled list with a back problem. In 30 games with the Mariners in 2010, Sweeney is batting .263 with six homers and 18 RBI.

The 37-year-old five-time All-Star has never been to the postseason in his major league career, spending 13 years with the Royals and a season with Oakland before joining Seattle in 2009.

In 22 games for the Phillies, Ransom batted .190 with two homers and five RBI.


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