Ransom plays on with kidney stone

Ransom plays on with kidney stone

Ransom plays on with kidney stone
PHOENIX -- D-backs third baseman Cody Ransom was in the lineup on Sunday and Monday despite dealing with a kidney stone.

The 36-year-old has been waiting for it to pass since he was called up from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.

"I'm not worried about it," Ransom said. "If it gets worse, it gets worse. You deal with life, it's part of it. You deal with it and hope it gets better."

Ransom went 2-for-3 on Sunday against the Braves, scoring a run and also getting hit by a pitch.

In the fifth inning, he cut down speedy Michael Bourn at second base after retreating on a deep ground ball for a key fielder's-choice out..

"You just want to keep it in front of you," Ransom said. "It's what I'm here for, to fill in whenever they need and to do whatever they ask. Hopefully, it works out."

Ransom deals with the pain during the game by taking his mind off it and focusing on his job at hand.

"Adrenaline is a good thing, it really is," he said. "Haven't had much pain. It comes and goes. Hopefully, it goes more than it comes."