Pedro Ciriaco

3B / Texas Rangers / EXP: 6YRS / MINORS Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Pedro Ciriaco: Signs minor league deal with Rangers

      Ciriaco signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Wednesday. The contract includes a spring training invite. The veteran spent last season with the Braves organization, seeing time in 84 major league contests while appearing in 26 minor league games. Ciriaco hit .261 with 15 RBI and eight doubles for the Braves while playing all over the infield, in addition to making a couple of appearances in the outfield. The 30-year-old will look to make the roster outright in spring training, but he could end up at Triple-A.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Braves' Pedro Ciriaco: Non-tendered by Braves

      Ciriaco was non-tendered by the Braves on Thursday. The Braves cleared a spot on the 40-man roster and avoid having to negotiate an arbitration deal with the utility infielder. Ciriaco is a career .268/.294/.368 hitter, and he played every infield position other than catcher last season, so his versatility is his main selling point as he now becomes a free agent.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      SS Pedro Ciriaco homers, drives in four in Braves' loss

      The Braves got a boost from the bottom of the order as shortstop Pedro Ciriaco drove in four runs from the No. 9 hole, but it wasn't enough in a 9-6 loss to the Rays. The normally light-hitting Ciriaco drove in two runs with a second-inning single and then connected for his first home run of the season in the fifth. His seventh inning sacrifice fly put Atlanta ahead 5-3, though the Braves would squander that advantage. Ciriaco's big night gives him 15 RBIs on the season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Braves' Pedro Ciriaco comes through big off the bench Sunday

      Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco came through with the game's only run in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Mets. Ciriaco came off the bench in the seventh inning with a runner on second. The light-hitting Ciriaco blooped a single into center field, allowing the only run to cross the plate. Despite getting limited playing time, Ciriaco has been invaluable for the Braves this year. He's hitting .474 (9 for 19) with six RBI through 10 games this month.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Braves' Ciriaco producing while Simmons is out with hand injury

      Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco has done a nice job the last few days filling in for the injured Andrelton Simmons, who is sidelined due to a hand injury. Ciriaco made his second straight start Wednesday against Boston, going 3 for 4 with one double and two RBI. He has managed multiple hits in two straight games, going 5 for 8 (.625) with two doubles, three RBI and one run.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Pedro Ciriaco replaces Alberto Callaspo in Braves' lineup

      Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game after four straight starts at the position. He's replaced by Pedro Ciriaco, who starts for the second time this season at the hot corner.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco draws start at third base on Tuesday

      Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco is in the starting lineup for the second time this season, as he will be the starting third baseman on Tuesday against the Rays. Ciriaco started Sunday's game at shortstop, but will slide over to the hot corner with Phil Gosselin lost for at least two months with a thumb injury. The light-hitting Ciriaco is batting second in the order on Tuesday. He does have three hits in seven at-bats this season, with all of them going for extra bases (two doubles and a triple).

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Braves' Andrelton Simmons out, Pedro Ciriaco in Sunday

      Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. Simmons has started all 36 games at shortstop this season but will receive his first break Sunday, with Pedro Ciriaco taking his place at the position and batting seventh. It's the first start of the season at any position for the backup infielder, who is 2 for 4 with two RBI in five games. The Braves are underdogs (+117) in Miami Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Braves call up Pedro Ciriaco, send down Ian Thomas

      The Braves called infielder Pedro Ciriaco up from Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced on Saturday. Ciriaco has played 188 MLB games with four different teams over the last five years. He was hitting .234 with a home run and seven RBI with Gwinnett. To make room, the Braves optioned LHP Ian Thomas to Gwinnett. Thomas had a 2.70 ERA in four appearances for the Braves this year.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Braves' Pedro Ciriaco reassigned to Triple-A

      Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco was in line to win the final spot on the major-league bench this season, but after the team acquired Cameron Maybin on Sunday, manager Fredi Gonzalez had to tell Ciriaco that he wouldn't be on the Opening Day roster, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports. "You guys see it at the top level with (Craig) Kimbrel, but you didn't see it with Ciriaco. That was tough," Gonzalez said. "Here's a guy on Saturday, you bring him into the office and he's scared to death, because he doesn't know what's going to happen. And I say, congratulations, you made the team, barring anything crazy. And he starts crying. He had expected to be sent down. I tell him he had a hell of a spring and all the reasons we're going to go with him, and he starts crying and he goes, 'It's the first time I've made an Opening Day roster.' Well, (expletive), 12 hours later he's not on the Opening Day roster, and you've got to have that conversation. I mean, it's tough sometimes." Ciriaco, who was reassigned to Triple-A Gwinett in the wake of the Kimbrel-Maybin trade, hit .373/.387/.492 in 59 spring at-bats.

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