Sox Trade Ciriaco to Padres for Player to be Named

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

Red Sox news release…

 

BOSTON, MA—The
Boston Red Sox today traded infielder Pedro Ciriaco to the San Diego
Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash
considerations.  

 

Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.

 

Ciriaco,
27, was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Monday.  He hit
.216 (11-for-51) with two doubles, one triple, one home run, and four
RBI in 28 games for Boston this season. Defensively, he played in
10 games at third base (five starts), eight at shortstop (seven
starts), three at second base, and one at first base.  He also appeared
in five games at designated hitter, all after pinch-running.  

 

For
his major league career, the Dominican native has batted .287
(100-for-349) with three home runs and 30 RBI in 135 games between the
Pittsburgh Pirates (2010-11) and Red Sox (2012-13).  He was signed by
the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on December 15, 2011.

 

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