Pedro Joel Ciriaco…resides in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, with his son, Reyner…attended Liceo Sorana Noal High School in San Pedro de Macoris…signed by Junior Noboa (Diamondbacks)
Pedro played for three different organizations, including five games with Kansas City in September...went 2-for-11(.182) with a double in a Royals uniform... Opened the year with Boston, but was traded to San Diego on June 14...claimed off waivers by the Royals on July 16 and assigned to Omaha (AAA)... Played in 43 games at Omaha, batting .310 with eight doubles, one homer and 15 RBI...hit .333 with men on base, helping the Storm Chasers reach the postseason.
Named Red Sox Unsung Hero by the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA in his 1st season in
the organization...Played in a career-high 76 ML games after a 7/6 call-up.
Appeared at 3rd base (35 G/GS), 2nd base (16 G/11 GS), shortstop (12 G/11 GS), LF (2 G/1 GS), CF (3 G/1
GS), and RF (2 G)...Also made 9 starts at DH and was the only major leaguer in 2012 to make starts at 2nd, 3rd,
short, left, center, right, and DH.
Was 4-for-5 (.800) with 7 RBI with the bases loaded and hit .306 with 16 RBI with RISP (15-for-49)...5 of his
19 RBI were game-winners, including 3 game-winning RBI in the 9th inning or later...Collected 7 go-ahead RBI,
including 5 in the 7th inning or later...Hit at a .419 clip (18-for-43) in close and late situations.
Stole 16 bases, tied for 7th most in the AL from the time he made his debut on 7/7 through the end of the
season...Was successful in his 1st 15 stolen base attempts, the 2nd-most steals without being caught to being a
player's 1st season with the Red Sox in the live-ball era (since 1920), trailing only Julio Lugo in 2007 (1st 20 SBA).
Set a career high with 4 hits on 3 occasions (7/7 vs. NYY-G2, 8/18 at NYY and 8/23 vs. LAA)...Tied for the
9th-most games with at least 4 hits in the AL.
Totaled a .415 clip (22-for-53) with 7 RBI in 14 tilts against the Yankees, his 1st career games vs. New York...
Marked the 4th-best AVG vs. the Yanks among qualifying batters in 2012...Was 15-for-29 (.517) over his 1st 7
games vs. NYY from 7/7-8/18...According to Elias, only 2 other players during the expansion era (since 1961) previously recorded 15+ hits in their 1st 30 AB vs. NYY: Glenn Hubbard (15, 1988) and Howard Kendrick (15, 2006-07).
Was the 1st Red Sox with a pair of 4-hit games vs. NYY in a season since Wade Boggs in 1989 (3)...Was the
1st major leaguer to do it against the Yankees since Chone Figgins in 2008 (2) and the 1st to do that while batting 8th or 9th in the lineup (9th on 7/7 and 8th on 8/18) since BOS's Doug Griffin did it twice from the 8 spot in
1973...Also collected a career-high 4 RBI in GM 2 on 7/7 vs. NYY and scored a career-high 4 runs on 8/23 vs. LAA.
Tallied at least 3 hits and 1 stolen base in 4 different games against NYY, the 1st major leaguer to accomplish
that feat vs. the Yanks in a single season since CWS's Carl Reynolds in 1930 (5 times)...Was the 1st Red Sox to
reach those totals in 4 games against any single club in a season during the live-ball era (since 1920).
With a 9th-inning triple on 7/28 and a 10th-inning single on 7/29, became the 1st player with go-ahead RBI
in the 9th inning or later in 2 straight tilts vs. NYY since CAL's Wally Joyner in 1989.
Notched at least 3 hits 8 times...Was the 1st ever Red Sox with 3 or more hits in 4 of his 1st 7 games for the
team (7/7-16), over which he went 13-for-28 (.464)...Was also the 1st ever Red Sox with at least 3 hits in 3 of
his 1st 4 games for the club, going 10-for-16 (.625) from 7/7-13 (Elias)...Stole a base in each of those 3 games
from 7/7 (G2)-7/13, becoming the 1st Red Sox ever with 3+ hits and a SB in 3 straight games, 1st major leaguer
overall to do it since KC's Johnny Damon in 2000...Batted .348 (24-for-69) in July, the 6th-best mark among AL batters with at least 50 PA in the month.
On 7/19 vs. CWS, tripled in 1st career start as DH, batting 9th, the 1st hit by a Sox DH batting 9th since
Creighton Gubanich tripled on 6/28/99 vs. CWS.
Notched career-high 6-game hit streaks from 7/25-8/1 (.391, 9-for-23) and 8/21-26 (.464, 13-for-28).
Knocked his 1st career homer on 8/4 vs. MIN, a pinch-hit shot to begin the bottom of the 8th inning that
snapped a 2-2 tie...Became the 1st Red Sox ever to hit a go-ahead or game-tying pinch-hit homer for his 1st
career long ball...Was the 8th player to hit his 1st big league homer as a pinch-hitter for the Sox, 1st since
Yamaico Navarro on 7/2/11 at HOU, and 4th to do it at Fenway Park, 1st since Jerry Moses on 5/25/65 vs. MIN.
At the time of his selection to the major league roster on 7/6, was 10th in the International League in AVG
(.301)...Was named an IL All-Star at shortstop but could not participate due to call-up.
With the PawSox, appeared at shortstop (37 G), 2nd base (23), 3rd base (3), and DH (1).
Hit .325 (37-for-114) in 25 tilts for Pawtucket in June, including a 16-game hit streak, 6/2-21 (.333, 25-for-75).
Following the season, appeared in 9 games for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League.
Spent majority of season at Pittsburgh's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate but also had 6 Major League stints with Pittsburgh...Hit .303 (10-for-33) in 23 games with the Pirates, totaling 7 games (4 starts) at shortstop, 2 at 3rd base and 2 in left field...Went 6-for-16 (.375) with 2 RBI in his 4 starts...Hit safely in 5 of 7 ML games with at least 2 at-bats...Went 0-for-6 in 6 games over his 1st 2 stints with the club through May...Recalled for a 3rd stint from 7/2-21 and appeared in 1 game...Played in all 3 Pirates games during 7/29-8/1 recall...Recorded 1st ML stolen base while pinch running on 7/31 at PHI...Had a 3-day ML stint in August...Remained with Pittsburgh after a 6th and final recall on 9/4...Hit .333 (7-for-21) with the Bucs in September...Knocked a 2-run double in the 8th inning on 9/12 vs. STL to put the Pirates ahead, 6-4, in an eventual 6-5 win...Made 1st ML appearance in left field as a defensive replacement on 9/18 at LAD...With Indianapolis, appeared at shortstop (46 games), 2nd base (18), 3rd base (1) and left field (6)...Made 1st professional appearance in left field on 7/24 vs. Rochester...Hit .333 (22-for-66) over his last 17 Triple-A contests from 8/15-9/3...During the off-season, batted .238 (25-for-105) in 28 games for Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League...After the season, rated by Baseball America as being the best defensive infielder in the Pirates farm system.
Batted .265 (126-for-476) with 24 doubles, eight triples, six home runs, 57 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 119 minor league games prior to his September promotion to the big leagues...Was named to the All-Star Futures Game during final
season as a member of the Diamondbacks organization...Began season on the disabled list with a sprained left wrist with Triple-
A Reno...Homered in season debut on 4/21 at Fresno...Homered for a second time while also driving in three runs on 4/27 vs.
Colorado Springs...Was hitting .198 following the action on 5/21 before going 3-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and three runs
scored on 5/22 at Round Rock...Knocked in a season-high tying four runs on 6/12 vs. Salt Lake City...Went 4-for-5 with a double,
triple, four RBI and two runs scored on 6/21 at Fresno...Went 0-for-1 off the bench as a member of the World Team at the All-Star
Futures Game on 7/11 at Los Angeles (AL)...Tallied four RBI in first game back from the Futures Game on 7/15 vs. Tacoma...Went
6-for-12 in final four games with Reno...Was acquired by Pittsburgh along with catcher Chris Snyder as part of a five-player deal
on 7/31...Went hitless in four at bats while making debut with Indianapolis on 8/2 at Norfolk...Hit .385 (10-for-26) during a sevengame
hitting streak from 8/9-15...Was recalled by the Pirates on 9/7 following the conclusion of the Triple-A season...Made Major
League debut as a pinch hitter on 9/8 vs. Atlanta and had an RBI-double off Cristhian Martinez...Served as a pinch runner in second
game on 9/12 at Cincinnati...Tripled as a pinch hitter and scored a run in third big league game on 9/14 at New York (NL)...Played
final two innings at shortstop on 9/23 vs. St. Louis - his only defensive appearance with the Pirates...Went 3-for-5 as a pinch hitter
and was used twice as a pinch runner in his eight big league games...Hit .242 (24-for-99) with three RBI in 31 games with Toros
del Este during the Dominican Winter League.
At Double-A Mobile, named to the regular season and end-of-season All-Star teams having ranked second in the league with 38 stolen bases and fourth with 139 hits... Led Mobile with a .296 batting average, 139 hits and 38 stolen bases...At season's end, ranked by Baseball America as the Southern League's Best Defensive Shortstop and Best Infield Arm... Over 52 games in July and August, hit a combined .361 (74-for-205) with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 26 RBI and 21 stolen bases... With runners on base and 2 outs, hit .348 (32-for-92) with 27 RBI... Had 47 multi-hit games, including a season-high 4 hits on July 4 vs. Chattanooga... Following the season, played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League...in 15 games, hit .258 (17-for-66) with 4 doubles, 4 RBI and 5 stolen bases... Also played with the Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League, batting .320 (16-for-50) with 1 double, 1 home run, 12 RBI and 1 stolen base in 14 games.
Finished third in the California League in hits and stolen bases and tied for sixth in batting
average...led D-backs' organization in stolen bases...Selected to the regular season and end of season California League All-Star teams...Had 2 season-high 12-game hitting streaks; from April 18-30 (.365, 19-for-52) and July
19-Aug. 10 (.400, 20-for-50, 8 RBI)...Had a career-high-tying 5 hits on April 30 vs. Stockton...Was fourth in the league with a .367 batting average in June (36-for-98) with 2 home runs,
10 RBI and 4 stolen bases...Stole a career-high 3 bases on July 12 vs. Bakersfield.
Spent entire season with Visalia...Led club in stolen bases, ranked second in games played and at bats and third in runs scored and hits...Went 20-for-42 (.476) during a season-high, 11-game hitting streak from 7/14-25.
Earned Midwest League mid-season All-Star honors while spending entire season with South Bend...Led team in hits and stolen bases and finished second in games played and runs scored...Recorded a career-high tying five hits on 5/21.
Spent entire season with advanced rookie club Missoula...Tied for the team lead in triples and finished second in games played and at bats.
Began professional career with Boca Chica in the Dominican Summer League...Finished third among DSL hitters in batting average.
Began his professional career with ARI's Dominican Summer League affiliate...Played in 57 games, batting .231 (51-for-221) with 14 stolen bases.