Red Sox send Pedro Ciriaco to Padres
|06.14.13 at 11:24 am ET|
The Red Sox traded utility player Pedo Ciriaco to the Padres for a player to be named later or cash on Friday. Ciriaco had been designated for assignment earlier in the week. Peter Gammons first reported the deal.
A career .287/.315/.398 hitter who has played all infield positions as well as some outfield for Boston, Ciriaco gave the injury-plagued Sox a boost last season, coming in and hitting .293/.315/.390 with 16 stolen bases in 19 attempts over 76 games (259 at-bats). However, he struggled this season, hitting .216/.293/.353 in 28 games and making seven errors between stints at third base and shortstop.
Ciriaco played a combined 31 games for the Pirates in 2010 and 2011 before signing as a free agent with the Red Sox in January 2012.
Latest from Bleacher Report
- Boston Red Sox: Final Predictions for Each Key Spring Position Battle
- Boston Red Sox: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training So...
- David Price Likely to Start Season on DL as He Recovers from Arm Injury
- Boston Red Sox: 5 Players Who Are in Serious Danger of Being Cut or...
- David Price Reportedly Won't Need Elbow Surgery, Will Be Out 7-10 Days
- David Price's Elbow Could Make or Break Red Sox's World Series Dreams
- David Price Underwent MRI on Elbow Injury, Scratched from Spring Training...
- Podcast Ep. #114: Straight Outta A-Ball
- Fort Report: New scouting reports, Meyers motivational WBC experience
- Ockimey making adjustments after second-half swoon
- Notes from the Field: Mata, Anderson, Dalbec, Hill and more from Day Three
- Meyers' big WBC moment now his motivation in camp
- Fort Report: Staff spends the weekend at camp
- Notes from the Field: Devers, Tobias, Garcia and more from Days One and Two
- Fort Report: Owens, Johnson highlight first round of cuts
- Podcast Ep. #113: It's Hard to Develop Baseball Players
- Podcast Ep. #112: If He Dies, He Dies