Roster Updates: Ciriaco, Presley, Tabata

Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA.

A few roster updates this morning…

-Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  The Pirates are expected to call up Alex Presley tomorrow.  Ciriaco had just six at-bats this year, with no hits.  He was in the majors for a combined 37 days this year.  The 40-man roster page has been updated with the moves.

-Jose Tabata has been diagnosed with a left quad strain.  His status is uncertain at this time, and he hasn’t been placed on the DL yet.

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  • http://twitter.com/KraigK KraigK

    Tough break for Ciriaco. Gotta admire how he was being used. That will leave a huge hole on the bench for Hurdle.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAH4DKCURJYHBMKZIAASB6DP44 VincentR

      That’s OK, they can can cover the hole with a bucket of sunflower seeds.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGRPLJJRC5GNBYXDY6LHF2U6DU white angus

      if the Pirates were 15 games out of 1st place, then you have every right to gripe about the roster spot.  the fact that we are 1 game over 500 and only a handful of games out of first shows that the front office knows alot more about player placement than we do.

  • Anonymous

    My question is can Ciriaco find a way to be promoted for a 3rd time this season? With Cedeno, Wood and d’Arnaud all being SS, its going to be difficult but maybe he can pull it off.

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