Wednesday Links: Home runs victimize Ranaudo, Red Sox

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox began their second to last road series of the 2014 season with a loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Two Pirates home runs, and an unproductive offense spoiled an otherwise effective start from the 25-year old rookie. Pittsburgh backstop Russell Martin was the first to take Ranaudo deep, as his second inning blast gave...
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Diamonds in the Rough – AAA Championship Game

Photo Minda HaasOmaha Storm Chasers hottest starter, Aaron Brooks took the hill for Omaha in the deciding fifth game of the AAA championship game Sunday versus the Reno Aces. The Chasers right-handed starter had caught fire during the past month winning his last six starts with slightly over a 1.40 ERA to pace the Chasers through the playoffs and finish to the regular season. On...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 09.13.14

HR CALL: Brian Bocock (1,2), Pedro Ciriaco (1), Brett Hayes (1), Brett Eibner (1)  Pine Tar Press Playoff Performer of the Day: Brian Bocock 3-4   2 R  2 HR  3 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 11          Reno Aces 2            Series tied 2-2The Chasers offense slugged their way to a series tie. Fallin behind 1-0 in the 3rd, the Chasers would score 9 unanswered runs in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals bring back familiar face in Ibanez; DFA Maxwell, Ciriaco

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seeking to improve the Royals' bench, general manager Dayton Moore signed veteran Raul Ibanez, who resurrected his career in Kansas City, and called up utility infielder Christian Colon, the team's top pick in 2010. Ibanez, 42, will give the Royals a veteran left-handed bat off the bench for now, as well as depth in right field, left field and even first...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals suffer stinging 4-3 loss in series finale at Anaheim

Yet another loss that is going to sting. The Royals seemingly had a win and the series locked up as they held a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. With the Royals' bullpen, those types of leads are almost automatically converted into wins. Not this time. A ground-ball double by the Angels' Mike Trout off right-hander Kelvin Herrera in the seventh made it 3-1,...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals put 2B Infante on DL, call up Ciriaco

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals placed second baseman Omar Infante on the disabled list with a lower back injury and selected the contract of infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha before their game Tuesday night against Colorado. Infante has been dealing with disk irritation. His move to the DL was retroactive to May 7. Ciriaco began the season on the 40-man roster...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals designate Ciriaco for assignment, bring up Brooks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals on Saturday selected the contract of right-hander Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Omaha and designated for assignment middle infielder Pedro Ciriaco. The Royals now will have 10 days to trade Ciriaco, waive him or release him. The Royals likely are hoping Ciriaco will eventually clear waivers so the team can outright him to Omaha. "We'd like to...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals September call-ups playing a different role this season

From September 1 to the end of the season, Major League Baseball allows teams to expand their rosters from 25 to a maximum of 40 players. Teams call up players from the minors to give them major league playing time, or to add depth for a team’s potential playoff run. For many years, the Royals were out of the playoff hunt by September. So to make games somewhat interesting, the...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Ciriaco Nabbed By KC, Heads To AAA

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Ciriaco will be assigned to the Royals AAA farm club. Pedro was a Yankee-Killer for Boston in 2012—and ended up hitting .293 overall for the Carmine Hose that year with 16 steals. We wish him all the best with his new team.
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals claim Pedro Ciriaco; other moves are coming

by John Viril— The Kansas City Royals claimed 27-year-old middle infielder Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The post Royals claim Pedro Ciriaco; other moves are coming appeared first on The Viril View: On the KC Royals.
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals claim infielder off waivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have claimed shortstop Pedro Ciriaco off outright waivers from the San Diego Padres, the team announced Tuesday. Ciriaco, 27, has split this season between San Diego and Boston. The Red Sox traded him to the Padres on June 10 for a player to be named. He is batting .228 with eight stolen bases, three doubles, two triples and two homers in 51 games...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Ciriaco Claimed Off Waivers by Royals After Being Designated for Assignment by Padres

Pedro Ciriaco is on the move. The Royals announced that they have claimed Ciriaco off waivers. Ciriaco was designated for assignment by the Padres last week. Ciriaco began 2013 with the Red Sox and appeared in 28 games before being shipped to San Diego in June. The 27-year-old has hit .228 (26-for-114) with two home runs and eight RBIs in 51 games split between the Red Sox and Padres...
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Ciriaco Designated for Assignment by Padres As San Diego Makes Flurry of Moves

The Padres made a number of moves Friday, and one included a name very familiar to Red Sox fans. The Padres announced that infielder Pedro Ciriaco has been designated for assignment. Ciriaco, of course, was designated for assignment by Boston earlier this season and subsequently traded to San Diego. Ciriaco appeared in 23 games with the Padres after playing in 28 games with the Red...
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres Designate Pedro Ciriaco For Assignment

Pedro This Year At FenwayPedro Ciriaco's career is brown sackcloth laundry was not too lengthy. Today, the San Diego Padres designated Ciriaco for assignment. In 23 games with the Padres, he hit just .238 with a HR and four RBIs. In his tenure with the Red Sox (over parts of two seasons), he hit a combined .281 with three HRs and 23 RBIs. He also had 18 stolen bases in Carmine...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

3 Stars of the Game: Game 85

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer In a game that saw Pedro Ciriaco return to Fenway Park, as a member of the Padres, the Red Sox used a big 4th inning and dominant pitching to down the San Diego Padres. 3 runs in the 4th was enough but the Sox tacked on another in the 6th as an insurance run. The Sox have been dominant against the National League this season and they look to continue...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Returns to Lineup As Red Sox Welcome Pedro Ciriaco, Padres to Fenway

After getting the day off during Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, David Ortiz‘s big bat is back in the middle of the order as the Red Sox open a three-game interleague set with the Padres on Tuesday. Ortiz, who leads all American League designated hitters in All-Star voting by a gigantic margin, has been arguably Boston’s most consistent plate performer this season, hitting...
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Need Pitching Depth, Utility Infielder As MLB Trade Deadline Is One Month Away (Video)

The MLB trade deadline is still a month away, but that won’t preclude the Red Sox from making some moves in the near future. After trading Pedro Ciriaco and demoting Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox have been shallow in the infield. That forced Boston to call up Jonathan Diaz and Brandon Snyder, but neither may be long-term options in the bigs. The Red Sox could also use some help...
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 6/17 to 6/23/2013

In case you weren’t paying attention… I'm not certain but I will estimate that Pedro Ciriaco has been bestowed with 35 names other than Pedro Ciriaco in the last week. #PPLive — Avenging Jack Murphy (@AvengingJM) June 21, 2013 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. A Point Of Contention Let's not get too crazy here. #PPLive RT @LauraMcKeeman: Time to have...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Of Umpires and Replay

LA dumped the Padres 6-1 tonight.  The score wasn’t as lopsided as it looks. Sure, Zack Grienke was real good, allowing only 3 hits and 1 run through eight. Their offense?  Dodger offense consisted of two solo HR, Pedro Ciriaco’s error, and two questionable calls by the first base umpire. Those two calls were frustrating to say the least.  AJ Ellis appeared to swing at a 2...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Zombies Throw Out First Pitch At Padres Game

College night at Petco Park quickly took a weird turn when the catcher receiving the first pitch turned out to be a day walker.  Numerous folks dressed up like the walking dead then proceeded to do what zombies do: walk around like zombies.  Don’t worry, this isn’t the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, just another fun trick teams do to get fans excited about being at the...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedro Ciriaco Dominating In San Diego Role

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)You had to figure this would happen. Former Yankee-Killer Pedro Ciriaco was shipped from the Red Sox to the Padres recently for—essentially— a bag o' balls. Ciriaco has been on fire since heading to the not-so-friendly confines of PETCO Park. Given a chance to play regularly due to the injury to starting SS Everth Carbrera, Pedro is 7 for 17 in brown...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking: Game 73 (SD vs. LA)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres returned to winning last night, with a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers in game one of a four game series. The game showcased some amazing defense as well as the newcomer, shortstop Pedro Ciriaco. Former highly ranked prospect Jaff...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Drop Opener, Yasiel Puig Homers Again

Pedro Ciriaco provided a pair of big hits late in Thursday night’s game helping the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The loss drops the Dodgers to 8.5 games behind division leading Arizona Diamondbacks including six games behind the Padres who moved into sole possession of third in the NL West. Ciriaco has had a nice start for the Padres after being...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres' Ciriaco shines against LA

Newcomer Pedro Ciriaco tripled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer in the eighth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. The Padres, who had three terrific defensive plays, won for the eighth time in 10 games and popped above .500 for the second time this season. Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig homered...
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June 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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