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Royals claim Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from Padres

Jul 16, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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Pedro Ciriaco is on the move again, as the Royals have claimed the infielder off waivers from the Padres.

Ciriaco was previously traded from the Red Sox to the Padres for a player to be named later or cash in mid-June and hit .238 with a .617 OPS in 23 games for San Diego before they decided to cut him loose.

He isn’t much a hitter, but Ciriaco’s defensive versatility gives him some value as a bench player and despite bouncing around he’s still only 27 years old.

  1. coloradostupid - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Big mistake trading Ciriaco to the Padres. Red Sox do have options at 3rd, ss, 2nd, but this guy could have been a nice piece in injury situations and could have easily worked into the full time ss position in a few years with a little more hitting experience in Pawtucket.

    • bronco58lb - Jul 16, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      He’s a Triple-A player and he’s 27. I think the Red Sox will settle for Xander Bogaerts instead as their SS of the future.

    • homelanddefense - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM

      because they definitely couldnt find anyone to hit .238 with a .617OPS if they needed it.

      They have high end SS prospects in the pipeline too. This guy had no shot, they basically did him a favor.

  2. BigBeachBall - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Programatic nonfit

  3. dexterismyhero - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    I thought this was Pedro Cerrano at first!!!!

    Jesus, I like him very much, but he no help with curveball.

    • icanspeel - Jul 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

      Funny you say that since when he was on the Padres Dick Enberg would call him Pedro Ciriano pretty often and I think he was mixing him up with Pedro Cerrano

  4. jcmeyer10 - Jul 16, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Wish him all the best but it was wise for the Sox to move on.

  5. sportsdrenched - Jul 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Still hits better than Mike Moustakas.

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