Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 3 weeks ago

Ciriaco will open the year at Triple-A Gwinnett, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez told Ciriaco on Saturday would make the Opening Day roster, but president of baseball operations John Hart pulled a stunner Sunday, trading Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. to San Diego for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, two prospects and a draft pick. Quentin was DFA'd, but Maybin took the roster spot that was supposed to go to Ciriaco.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 3 weeks ago

Ciriaco was not added to Atlanta's 25-man roster before Sunday's 3 p.m. ET deadline to finalize the Opening Day roster, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

However, it's possible he may be added to the 25-man roster when the Braves make some additional roster moves after the Craig Kimbrel trade. Ciriaco was thought to have won a spot on the bench late in spring training.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 3 weeks ago

Ciriaco has earned the Braves' final bench spot, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Earlier Saturday, the Braves sent Joe Benson and Todd Cunningham, the two players believed to be vying for the final bench spot, to minor league camp. It's a surprise, considering manager Fredi Gonzalez had gone out of his way to say the team needed a backup who could play center field -- Ciriaco really cannot -- and the team already has a couple utility infield options in Kelly Johnson and Phil Gosselin. While the 29-year-old Ciriaco has posted an .879 OPS in spring ball, he's just a .270/.299/.372 career hitter at the major league level (498 PA).

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 3 weeks ago

Ciriaco is believed to be the favorite for the Braves' final bench spot, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Ciriaco has fared well in spring ball, going 21-for-56 with four extra-base hits (one homer) and 14 RBI, but he's done that in the past and then fallen apart in the regular season. Regardless, the Braves reportedly like his bat, though this is still surprising given that manager Fredi Gonzalez has stressed in recent days that the team needed a reserve who could play center field. Ciriaco has made just three appearances in center in his career, all coming back in 2012. Joe Benson and Todd Cunningham were both reassigned to minor league camp Saturday.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 10 months ago

Royals sent INF Pedro Ciriaco outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Ciriaco had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and decided to accept an assigned to Omaha. The 28-year-old infielder could get another chance later this season.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 10 months ago

Royals designated INF Pedro Ciriaco for assignment.

Ciriaco was batting just .213/.229/.255 across 49 plate appearances this season for Kansas City. The 28-year-old infielder seems likely to make it through waivers.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 11 months ago

Royals purchased the contract of INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha.

The Royals still have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Ciriaco was hitting .305/.328/.492 through 64 plate appearances in Triple-A and will help fill in at second base with Omar Infante (back) sidelined.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 1 year ago

Royals sent INF Pedro Ciriaco outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Ciriaco was designated for assignment by Kansas City last week and passed through waivers without a claim. The 28-year-old has a .692 career OPS in the majors.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 2 years ago

Royals purchased the contract of INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha.

Kansas City claimed Ciriaco off waivers from the Padres in July and outrighted him to Triple-A. Ciriaco slashed .228/.288/.342 with two home runs and eight steals in 51 games earlier this season between San Diego and Boston. He'll serve as a utility man.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B ATL 2 years ago

Royals assigned INF Pedro Ciriaco to Triple-A Omaha.

Ciriaco was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Tuesday and will be stashed at the Triple-A level. He's batting just .228/.288/.342 with two home runs and eight steals in 51 games this season.