Ciuffo (thumb) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A first-round pick of the Rays in 2013, Ciuffo will change organizations for the first time after Tampa Bay released him earlier this month. Ciuffo was assigned to Double-A Chattanooga and was placed on the 7-day injured list while he remains on the mend following surgery to repair a sprained left thumb.
The Rays placed Ciuffo (thumb) on unconditional release waivers Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Any of the league's other 29 teams can still poach Ciuffo off waivers after he was cast off the 40-man roster Friday, but the Rays have no intention of retaining him in the likely event he goes unclaimed. Ciuffo is still recovering from thumb surgery, so even if he quickly lands a minor-league deal with another organization, he's not expected to return to action until August at the soonest.
Ciuffo (thumb) was designated for assignment by the Rays on Friday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Ciuffo has been on the minor-league injured list since early June after undergoing surgery on his thumb. The 24-year-old is about halfway through his 8-to-10 week recovery timeline and is looking at a return in early August.
Ciuffo underwent surgery on his thumb Tuesday and will miss 8-to-10 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's unclear as to when the catcher suffered the injury, but he'll remain on the shelf for at least two months following the procedure. Assuming all goes according to plan in his recovery, Ciuffo is looking at a return in early August.
Ciuffo is likely to be called up from Triple-A Durham with Anthony Bemboom (knee) apparently headed to the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo was just sent back down to the farm last Saturday after spending four days with the big-league club and logging one start. With the Rays now down another backstop, Ciuffo's presence will be required while the likes of Michael Perez (oblique), Mike Zunino (quadriceps) and Bemboom remain on the mend.
The Rays optioned Ciuffo to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Ciuffo was just called up Wednesday and started Friday's game, but the Rays still decided to send him back down to open up a spot for fellow catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Ciuffo will garner consideration next time the Rays need to bring up a catcher from the minor-league ranks.
The Rays recalled Ciuffo from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Ciuffo is expected to serve as the Rays' No. 2 backstop for at least the next 2-to-3 weeks while Michael Perez recovers from the right oblique strain that landed him on the 10-day injured list. The Rays had mostly deployed Perez in the short side of a platoon with Mike Zunino, and the lefty-hitting Ciuffo could get the opportunity to fill a similar role.
Ciuffo was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Ciuffo filled in for Mike Zunino over the weekend while Zunino was on the paternity list, but he only received a single plate appearance. It will likely take an injury to Zunino or backup catcher Michael Perez for Ciuffo to wind up back in Tampa.
Ciuffo will be called up by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Mike Zunino was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move, so Ciuffo's stay on the roster may be a brief one. Ciuffo got into 16 games for the Rays last season, hitting .189/.262/.297.
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.
Ciuffo is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 23-year-old heads to the bench for the second straight game as the Rays rotate their catchers, with Adam Moore grabbing the start Friday. Ciuffo has struggled since his call-up in early September, slashing .194/.268/.306 in 36 at-bats.
Ciuffo is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo will receive a standard day off for maintenance purposes after going 1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts during Wednesday's victory. In his place, Jesus Sucre will handle the catching duties.
Ciuffo (hand) is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo sat out Tuesday's contest after bruising his hand Monday. The injury evidently wasn't a serious one, as he's back just one day later, catching and batting ninth.
Ciuffo (hand) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo left Monday's game with a bruised hand. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear, but the issue will cost him at least one start. Adam Moore starts behind the plate in his absence.
Ciuffo is dealing with a bruised right hand, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo exited Monday's game with the injury after going 0-for-2 at the dish. The issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, so he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Ciuffo is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo will take a seat for the second straight game as he is 1-for-15 in his last seven games. Jesus Sucre grabs another start behind the plate for the Rays.
Ciuffo is not starting Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The catcher has just one hit in his last seven games. Jesus Sucre will start in his absence.
Ciuffo is not starting Tuesday against Texas.
The catcher hits the bench for the second time in three games. Jesus Sucre will get the call behind the plate, catching Blake Snell.
Ciuffo is not in the lineup Sunday against Oakland.
Since entering the lineup Sept. 3, Ciuffo has started eight of 12 games. He'll yield to Jesus Sucre on Sunday.
Ciuffo is out of the lineup against Cleveland on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ciuffo will get a standard day off after starting the first two games of this series. In his place, Jesus Sucre will handle the catching duties and bat eighth.
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