Pirates option Pedro Ciriaco

Rob Biertempfel tweets that the Pirates will option seldom-used infielder Pedro Ciriaco to AAA-Indianapolis. This probably is just to open the doorway and make room for SS Ronny Cedeno to come off the disabled list in time for this weekend’s series against the Cardinals. Nothing has been made official yet about the corresponding, move, though.

Ciriaco played in just 7 games for the Pirates and accumulated just 6 at bats, in which he got no hits. I have no idea why he stayed on the roster as long as he did and to be honest, didn’t even realize he was still on the team until someone mentioned him during the Astros series.