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Jeff Cirillo | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (45) / 9/23/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: USC
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Free agent Jeff Cirillo is leaning towards retirement since the Brewers aren't interested in his services.
Cirillo, who lives in Seattle, said he was only interested in leaving his family if the Brewers wanted him back. The Mariners don't need him, so it could be that he's done. He indicated that he might join the Brewers in a non-playing role. Wed, Jan 30, 2008 02:18:00 PM

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The Brewers have told free agent Jeff Cirillo they don't have a spot for him in 2008.

Milwaukee has Joe Dillon to fill a role as a backup corner infielder and right-handed pinch-hitter. Cirillo is hoping to continue his career at age 38, but his .249/.316/.368 line for the Twins and Diamondbacks last season isn't going to help his chances.
Tue, Jan 8, 2008 01:16:00 PM

Manager Bob Melvin says he will start Jeff Cirillo at second base for Monday's Game 4 of the NLCS.

Cirillo is starting over Augie Ojeda in an effort to ignite the Diamondbacks' stagnant offense. It will be the 48th start at second for Cirillo in his 14-year career.
Mon, Oct 15, 2007 09:01:00 AM

Jeff Cirillo ended the longest active major league streak without making the playoffs, 1,617 games, when the Diamondbacks qualified this weekend.

"Even though I had to piggy-back to get there, it’s still nice to do it," Cirillo said. "I couldn’t be happier here. These kids … they don’t know." Cirillo is hitting just .200 since signing with the D-Backs, but he will make the NLDS roster.
Tue, Oct 2, 2007 07:57:00 AM

Diamondbacks claimed IF Jeff Cirillo off waivers from the Twins.

For a team that's still in contention, the Twins sure don't act like it. Losing Luis Castillo and Cirillo won't crush their chances by any means, but it's still odd for a team within striking distance of a playoff spot to part with veteran hitters when their offense needed more help to begin with. Cirillo will serve as a bench bat for the Diamondbacks.
Fri, Aug 3, 2007 05:54:00 PM

Jeff Cirillo drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning as Minnesota edged the Jays 2-1.

His pinch-hit, bases-loaded bloop single, barely out of John McDonald's reach and just in front of a diving Vernon Wells, scored Michael Cuddyer to end a pitching gem. Cirillo, who came in riding an 0-for-8 skid, is batting .270 with 16 RBI. Cuddyer singled, walked and scored both Twins runs. He's batting .286 through 70 games with 50 runs and 35 walks.
Wed, Jun 27, 2007 01:32:00 AM

Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that he plans to play Jeff Cirillo more often at third base at the expense of Nick Punto.

Punto has been awful offensively, so Gardenhire is likely willing to live with the defensive dropoff Cirillo represents at this stage of his career. He collected three hits Tuesday against the Mets and figures to be in the lineup again Wednesday.
Wed, Jun 20, 2007 09:14:00 AM

Jeff Cirillo drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of a 3-2 Twins' win on Friday.

Luis Castillo started the inning by doubling off reliever Kiko Calero, and Cirillo immediately followed with an RBI single. Later in the inning, Mike Redmond added an RBI single of his own, an insurance run the club would need after the Athletics scored once in the bottom of the 10th. Pat Neshek picked up the win in relief, with Joe Nathan recording his 12th save.
Sat, Jun 2, 2007 02:14:00 AM

Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that Jeff Cirillo will likely start at designated hitter Wednesday.

Cirillo was brought in to hit left-handed pitching, which the Twins saw plenty of while he was on the disabled list. Unfortunately, now that he's back Minnesota isn't scheduled to face a southpaw in the near future.
Wed, May 2, 2007 10:02:00 AM

Twins activated third baseman Jeff Cirillo from the 15-day disabled list.

Cirillo will serve as Nick Punto's backup at third base and as a designated hitter against left-handers. He's a pretty weak option in AL-only leagues.
Tue, May 1, 2007 05:08:00 PM

After playing one minor league rehab game at Single-A Monday, Jeff Cirillo (knee) declared himself ready to return from the disabled list.

Cirillo is expected to come off the DL Tuesday, with Alexi Casilla likely headed back to Triple-A to make room for him on the roster. "Maybe a little rustiness, but I feel good," Cirillo said. "I wish I had gotten on base, run the bases some, fielded a few more balls. I'm a little disappointed I didn't get enough (action) to really tell me what's going on. But I think I'm all right."
Tue, May 1, 2007 09:34:00 AM

Jeff Cirillo (knee) took batting practice and said he plans to be ready to play Tuesday.

His first two weeks back from arthroscopic knee surgery will be on artificial turf in St. Petersburg and Minneapolis. "The turf actually might help, just because it's more of a solid foundation. There's no slip to deal with," Cirillo said. "Taking grounders yesterday, the infield was kind of wet."
Sun, Apr 29, 2007 09:57:00 AM

Jeff Cirillo (knee) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday, according to manager Ron Gardenhire.

Cirillo underwent knee surgery on April 11.
Sat, Apr 28, 2007 10:26:00 AM

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jeff Cirillo (knee) is hoping to return in about 7-10 days.

Cirillo, who underwent knee surgery on April 11, is expected to increase his running program this weekend.
Thu, Apr 26, 2007 10:09:00 AM

Jeff Cirillo (knee) said Tuesday that he's hoping to return in two weeks.

Cirillo was given a 3-6 week timetable after undergoing knee surgery on April 11, so he's shooting for the three-week mark.
Wed, Apr 18, 2007 10:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mark Trumbo
2Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Cliff Pennington
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Cody Ross
2Nolan Reimold
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Ender Inciarte
3Brett Jackson
RF1David Peralta
2Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Andrew Chafin
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6Eury de la Rosa
7Will Harris
8Daniel Hudson
9Matt Reynolds
10David Hernandez
11Zeke Spruill
12Joe Paterson
13Randall Delgado