Royals claim infielder off waivers
JUL 16, 2013 2:38p ET
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. He is a career .279 hitter.
Ciriaco has played all four infield positions this season, including 26 at shortstop and 10 at third base. He is coming off a 2012 season in which he hit .293 with Boston, setting career highs in nearly every offensive statistical category, including 15 doubles, 19 RBIs and 33 runs scored in 76 games.
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