Royals claim Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from Padres

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Pedro Ciriaco is on the move again, as the Royals have claimed the infielder off waivers from the Padres.

Ciriaco was previously traded from the Red Sox to the Padres for a player to be named later or cash in mid-June and hit .238 with a .617 OPS in 23 games for San Diego before they decided to cut him loose.

He isn’t much a hitter, but Ciriaco’s defensive versatility gives him some value as a bench player and despite bouncing around he’s still only 27 years old.