Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL Apr 22 '78

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Thursday that Pedro Ciriaco will play a lot at second base until Dustin Pedroia (thumb) returns from the disabled list.

Ciriaco was called up from the minors last Friday and went 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, four RBI and two stolen bases against the Yankees. Nick Punto may also get the occasional start, but he's likely to remain in his familiar utility role. Ciriaco is worth a look in AL-only leagues.

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