Ciriaco batted .293 in 76 games last year for the Red Sox, playing several positions, but he had just a .216 average in 28 games this season. In addition, he had problems defensively, with seven errors in those 28 games.
Ciriaco is a true utility player, having spent time at every position except pitcher and catcher in his 135-game Major League career.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com.
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