Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ locker room, which means a move is expected. That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA. Cedeno was pulled from today’s game in Indianapolis in extra innings, after going 0-for-5. In his rehab work, he’s 4-for-15 with a double and a triple. Nothing official yet, although I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear of a lot of moves over the next 24 hours, with Cedeno, Steve Pearce, and possibly Pedro Alvarez, looking like they’re ready to return.
UPDATE: Biertempfel also mentions that the Pirates could have four new players on Friday, adding Steve Pearce, Jason Grilli, and Jason Jaramillo to the list. We know that Grilli is on the way, and I mentioned earlier today that Jaramillo could return as the backup catcher. As for Pearce, I’m hearing it could be Josh Harrison that is sent down to make room for his return.