Robin Ventura expects more chatter than usual to come from the opposing catcher on Tuesday night when the White Sox play the Texas Rangers.

He only managed A.J. Pierzynski for one season, but Ventura knows how the backstop operates and what the White Sox can expect when they face their former teammate. The White Sox open a three-game series against Pierzynski and the Rangers as they begin an eight-game, nine-day road trip.

Pierzynski, who spent eight seasons in a White Sox uniform, signed a one-year, $7.5-million deal with the Rangers in December.

“He’s chatty,” Ventura said. “I don’t have to bat. So I don’t have to listen to that part. I’m sure he’ll be chatty.”

Perhaps Pierzynski will note his strong start with Texas.

Fresh off the best season of his career, Pierzynski, 36, has a .295/.324/.474 slash line with four homers and 11 RBIs in 21 games for the Rangers, who are off to a 16-9 start.

He might also note how his former team has struggled out of the gate without him. The White Sox are 10-14 and have scored only 3 1/ 2 runs a game in their first season without Pierzynski since 2004.