Braves sign Pedro Ciriaco to minor league deal


From Baseball America‘s transaction page comes word that the Braves have signed utilityman Pedro Ciriaco to a minor league contract. It presumably will come with an invitation to spring training, where the 29-year-old will try to win an Opening Day roster spot.

Ciriaco batted just .213/.229/.255 with only two extra-base hits in 49 plate appearances this season for the Royals and his career line is .270/.299/.372, but he has played every position except catcher and pitcher.

The Royals cut Ciriaco from their 40-man roster in July and sent him outright to Triple-A Omaha. He elected free agency last week.