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Top Nick Ciuffo News

  • Nick Ciuffo: Cut loose

    Ciuffo was released by the Yankees on Thursday.

    Ciuffo signed a minor-league deal with the Yanks last month but never made an appearance. The 28-year-old catcher will now seek another minor-league contract elsewhere.

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  • Yankees' Nick Ciuffo: Catches on with Yankees

    Ciuffo signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Tuesday.

    The Yankees' catching corps has been bitten by the injury bug, so Ciuffo will provide some depth. He has a career .551 OPS over parts of three major-league seasons.

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  • White Sox's Nick Ciuffo: Joins White Sox on MiLB deal

    Ciuffo signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Monday that includes an invite to big-league spring training.

    Ciuffo had a brief stint in the majors with Baltimore last season, but he spent most of his time at Triple-A Norfolk. The 27-year-old has appeared in just 21 major-league games across the last four seasons and will presumably serve as organizational depth for the White Sox in 2022.

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  • Nick Ciuffo: Heads to open market

    The Orioles granted Ciuffo free agency Monday after outrighting him off the 40-man roster over the weekend, Rich Dubroff of reports.

    The 26-year-old Ciuffo has appeared in 21 big-league games over parts of three seasons, cobbling together a .188/.259/.292 slash line. Baltimore could still bring him back on a minor-league deal this winter, but Ciuffo will at least get the opportunity to weigh his options with other organizations as he becomes a free agent.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Ciuffo was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Joe Trezza of reports.

    Ciuffo appeared in just two big-league games this season and has just 21 career games under his belt at the highest level. He's done little to suggest he's anything other than organizational depth, hitting .188/.259/.292 for his career.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Contract selected by Baltimore

    Ciuffo (undisclosed) had his contract selected by the Orioles on Friday.

    Ciuffo missed the early part of the season for Triple-A Norfolk with a fractured hand, and he's appeared in only 17 games since making his season debut in June. He also missed a month between July and August with an undisclosed injury. The 26-year-old will provide depth at catcher behind Pedro Severino and Austin Wynns.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Resides on MiLB IL

    Triple-A Norfolk placed Ciuffo on its 60-day injured list July 21 due to an unspecified issue.

    Ciuffo was sidelined for the first month and a half of the minor-league season with a fractured hand, but he returned to action in mid-June and played in 12 games before being shut down a month later. Norfolk hasn't indicated whether Ciuffo suffered a setback with the initial injury or is dealing with a different concern, but regardless, he's unlikely to play again in 2021.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Ready for 2021 debut

    Ciuffo (hand) rejoined Triple-A Norfolk on Monday and is expected to be activated from the 7-day injured list in the near future, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Ciuffo has been sidelined since late April after fracturing his right hand while training at the Orioles' alternate site. Once he's formally cleared to return from the injury, Ciuffo will likely share work at catcher with Brett Cumberland and Chance Sisco.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Out through mid-June

    Ciuffo (hand) isn't expected to make his 2021 debut until early-to-mid June, Roch Kubatko of reports.

    Ciuffo will be on the shelf at Triple-A Norfolk to begin the season while he recovers from a fractured right hand. Once healthy, the 26-year-old will provide depth behind the plate at the upper levels of the minors.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Recovering from hand injury

    Ciuffo isn't included on the roster for Triple-A Norfolk while recovering from a hand fracture, Roch Kubatko of reports.

    The 26-year-old suffered the injury a couple weeks ago when hit by a pitch, so he won't be ready for the start of the minor-league season next week. Ciuffo hasn't needed surgery, so he could be back sooner rather than later if he can avoid any setbacks.

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  • Orioles' Nick Ciuffo: Joins Orioles on minors deal

    Ciuffo signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Monday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Ciuffo was part of the Rangers' player pool in 2020 but never joined the 40-man roster. He's received 50 career plate appearances at the big-league level, all for the Rays, hitting a poor .186/.250/.279. He'll presumably fill an organizational depth role this season.

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  • Rangers' Nick Ciuffo: Added to summer camp

    Ciuffo was named to the Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday.

    Ciuffo, who is not on the 40-man roster, has 19 games of major-league experience with Tampa Bay over the last two seasons. The 25-year-old catcher finished 2019 in the Reds' organization and batted .231/.303/.385 over 175 plate appearances. He's one of seven catchers in Texas' player pool, four of which are not on the 40-man.

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  • Rangers' Nick Ciuffo: Invited to spring training

    Ciuffo signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Ciuffo had lackluster results in the minors last season, hitting just .231/.296/.378 with three home runs and 19 RBI at the Triple-A level. The 24-year-old has appeared in the majors in the past two seasons, but he has failed to make enough of an impact to see significant time. Ciuffo will get the chance to develop at spring training, but he likely has some work to do before he can secure a major-league roster spot.

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  • Reds' Nick Ciuffo: Back in action at Triple-A

    The Reds reinstated Ciuffo (thumb) from the 7-day injured list at Double-A Chattanooga on Friday and assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

    Ciuffo underwent surgery on his right thumb in early June, a development that likely factored into the Rays' decision to release him just under a month later. The backstop quickly landed a minor-league deal with Cincinnati and was cleared for a rehab assignment in the lower rungs of the minors back in mid-August. Now that he's proven his health, Ciuffo should get an opportunity to play at least semi-regularly at Louisville as the International League season winds down.

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  • Reds' Nick Ciuffo: Lands deal with Cincy

    Ciuffo (thumb) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    A first-round pick of the Rays in 2013, Ciuffo will change organizations for the first time after Tampa Bay released him earlier this month. Ciuffo was assigned to Double-A Chattanooga and was placed on the 7-day injured list while he remains on the mend following surgery to repair a sprained left thumb.

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  • Nick Ciuffo: Gets walking papers

    The Rays placed Ciuffo (thumb) on unconditional release waivers Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Any of the league's other 29 teams can still poach Ciuffo off waivers after he was cast off the 40-man roster Friday, but the Rays have no intention of retaining him in the likely event he goes unclaimed. Ciuffo is still recovering from thumb surgery, so even if he quickly lands a minor-league deal with another organization, he's not expected to return to action until August at the soonest.

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  • Rays' Nick Ciuffo: Removed from 40-man roster

    Ciuffo (thumb) was designated for assignment by the Rays on Friday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

    Ciuffo has been on the minor-league injured list since early June after undergoing surgery on his thumb. The 24-year-old is about halfway through his 8-to-10 week recovery timeline and is looking at a return in early August.

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  • Rays' Nick Ciuffo: Undergoes thumb surgery

    Ciuffo underwent surgery on his thumb Tuesday and will miss 8-to-10 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    It's unclear as to when the catcher suffered the injury, but he'll remain on the shelf for at least two months following the procedure. Assuming all goes according to plan in his recovery, Ciuffo is looking at a return in early August.

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  • Rays' Nick Ciuffo: Likely candidate for callup

    Ciuffo is likely to be called up from Triple-A Durham with Anthony Bemboom (knee) apparently headed to the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Ciuffo was just sent back down to the farm last Saturday after spending four days with the big-league club and logging one start. With the Rays now down another backstop, Ciuffo's presence will be required while the likes of Michael Perez (oblique), Mike Zunino (quadriceps) and Bemboom remain on the mend.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, SC
Age: 29
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R