Ciriaco also comes off roster

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The Pirates made room on the 40-man roster for Nate McLouth by designating utility infielder Pedro Ciriaco for assignment. The Pirates have until midnight on Monday (the non-tender deadline) to trade Ciriaco, otherwise Ciriaco will become a free agent. It’s unlikely that the Pirates will pursue re-signing Ciriaco, as they have other internal options that can play multiple infield options.

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