Ciuffo (hand) rejoined Triple-A Norfolk on Monday and is expected to be activated from the 7-day injured list in the near future, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Ciuffo has been sidelined since late April after fracturing his right hand while training at the Orioles' alternate site. Once he's formally cleared to return from the injury, Ciuffo will likely share work at catcher with Brett Cumberland and Chance Sisco.
Ciuffo (hand) isn't expected to make his 2021 debut until early-to-mid June, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Ciuffo will be on the shelf at Triple-A Norfolk to begin the season while he recovers from a fractured right hand. Once healthy, the 26-year-old will provide depth behind the plate at the upper levels of the minors.
Ciuffo isn't included on the roster for Triple-A Norfolk while recovering from a hand fracture, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. The 26-year-old suffered the injury a couple weeks ago when hit by a pitch, so he won't be ready for the start of the minor-league season next week. Ciuffo hasn't needed surgery, so he could be back sooner rather than later if he can avoid any setbacks.
Ciuffo signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Monday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Ciuffo was part of the Rangers' player pool in 2020 but never joined the 40-man roster. He's received 50 career plate appearances at the big-league level, all for the Rays, hitting a poor .186/.250/.279. He'll presumably fill an organizational depth role this season.
Ciuffo was named to the Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday. Ciuffo, who is not on the 40-man roster, has 19 games of major-league experience with Tampa Bay over the last two seasons. The 25-year-old catcher finished 2019 in the Reds' organization and batted .231/.303/.385 over 175 plate appearances. He's one of seven catchers in Texas' player pool, four of which are not on the 40-man.