Ciuffo was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

Ciuffo entered spring training attempting to challenge Michael Perez for the backup catching job, but he struggled by going 1-for-14. The 23-year-old got his first taste of the majors in September and will be the top depth option at catcher in the minors for Tampa Bay.

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