The Red Sox’ choice to call up infielder Jose Iglesias and pitcher Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A after placing Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino on the disabled list leaves the team with just one reserve outfielder on the active roster.
As The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo mentioned during Red Sox GameDay LIVE prior to Friday night’s game, Boston’s desire to work utility infielder Pedro Ciriaco into the outfield rotation may have played a role in the decision not to bring up a full-time outfielder from Pawtucket.
Ciriaco has spent limited time in the outfield in the past — appearing in seven games there for the Sox last season and two for Pittsburgh in 2011 — and saw time with the outfielders in spring training.
To hear more from Cafardo, check out the video above or visit NESN’s YouTube channel.
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