Pedro Ciriaco 2B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Ciriaco was a late addition to Tuesday's lineup.

Ciriaco will enter the lineup in place of Alberto Callaspo, who is on his way to the Dodgers. Ciriaco will man third base and hit seventh Tuesday night against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B/3B ATL 1 month ago

Ciriaco and Alberto Callaspo will handle the third base duties for the Braves with Phil Gosselin (thumb) and Chris Johnson (hand) on the disabled list, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Ciriaco has played third base just twice this year, but he could see more action there in the near future thanks to the injuries suffered by his fellow infielders. Ciriaco has just seven at-bats on the season, but he has made the most of his opportunities, tallying two doubles, a triple, three RBI, and two runs scored.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B/3B ATL 2 months ago

Ciriaco had his contract purchased by the Braves on Saturday.

Ciriaco will give the Braves some extra depth in the infield following the injury to Chris Johnson (hand). He hasn't been overly impressive thus far at Triple-A Gwinnett, batting .234/.253/.286 with one home runs and seven RBI. The 29-year-old will likely be limited to pinch hitting and spot starts in his time with the club.

Pedro Ciriaco 2B/3B ATL 3 months 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/3B ATL 3 months 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/3B ATL 3 months 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/3B ATL 3 months 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/3B ATL 12 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/3B ATL 1 year 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/3B ATL 1 year 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.