-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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