Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC 10 Months

Padres acquired INF Pedro Ciriaco from the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later.

Ciriaco had been designated for assignment on Monday. He should see some playing time at second base while Jedd Gyorko is out and can also play some shortstop and third base.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC 10 Months

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that three undisclosed teams are interested in trading for Pedro Ciriaco.

Ciriaco was designated for assignment on Monday. The 28-year-old is batting just .216/.293/.353 in 28 games this season, but the Red Sox should be able to find a taker.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC 10 Months

Red Sox optioned INF Pedro Ciriaco to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The move opens a 25-man roster spot for the return of third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Ciriaco, 27, was batting just .216/.293/.353 in 28 games with Boston.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Mar 23 '13

Pedro Ciriaco (back) could return to game action Sunday.

Ciriaco has been sidelined the last week due to back spasms. He'll likely need to start out in minor league camp before returning to Grapefruit League games.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Mar 15 '13

Pedro Ciriaco was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League lineup due to back spasms.

Deven Marrero will start in his place at shortstop. Consider Ciriaco day-to-day for now.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Sep 21 '12

Pedro Ciriaco had a nice night in Friday's loss to the Orioles, going 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI.

His RBI double off Miguel Gonzalez in the third inning gave the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead, but it wouldn't last. He's done a very nice job in his first extended major league action, hitting .297/.316/.401 with two homers, 19 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He's likely done more than enough to play his way onto the Sox' 2013 roster.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Sep 15 '12

Pedro Ciriaco had a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning to lead the Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Ciriaco finished the day 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base. The 26-year-old is hitting just .171 (11-for-64) over his last 18 games, so regression has hit him pretty hard, but he could still provide some speed to fantasy owners in a pinch. The Red Sox have won back-to-back games for the first time since August 26-27.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Jul 12 '12

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.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Jul 08 '12

Pedro Ciriaco is batting second in Boston's Sunday Night lineup against the Yankees.

Ciriaco is coming off a night to remember. In his Red Sox debut Saturday, he went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI, leading Boston to a 9-5 victory over the Yankees. Ciriaco was hitting .301 with 14 steals at Triple-A Pawtucket and could be worth a look as a middle infielder in deeper mixed leagues if he receives everyday at-bats while Dustin Pedroia is out.

Pedro Ciriaco SS/3B KC Jul 07 '12

Pedro Ciriaco had a night to remember in his Red Sox debut Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI leading the Red Sox to a 9-5 victory over the Yankees.

Ciriaco also scored twice and stole a base in the impressive performance. He had the Fenway faithful chanting "Pedro, Pedro, Pedro" after his bases clearing double in the sixth inning. He was hitting .301 with 14 steals at Triple-A Pawtucket and could be worth a look as a middle infielder in deeper mixed leagues if he receives everyday at-bats while Dustin Pedroia is out.