Royals pick up Padres shortstop

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia reacts as he is called out trying to steal second base as San Diego Padres shortstop Pedro Ciriaco tags him during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia reacts as he is called out trying to steal second base as San Diego Padres shortstop Pedro Ciriaco tags him during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) – - The Kansas City Royals Tuesday claimed shortstop Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

Ciriaco was designated for assignment. He hit .238 with one home run and four RBIs in 23 games since being acquired from the Boston Red Sox on June 14.

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