Following up on the waiver claim of Brandon Wood, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Josh Rodriguez for assignment, and have recalled Pedro Ciriaco, the team announced today. As Colin Dunlap mentions, Ciriaco is likely up just to fill the roster spot until Wood arrives with the team.
As for Rodriguez, he will be placed on waivers. If he clears waivers, the Pirates have to offer him back to the Cleveland Indians. They can try to work out a deal to keep him, although Cleveland has indicated in the past that they would accept him back.
The 25-man roster and 40-man roster pages have been updated.
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