A.J. Pierzynski RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pierzynski becomes 10th catcher to play 2,000 games

    Today's Knuckleball "Upon stepping onto the field Thursday evening against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves’ A.J. Pierzynski became just the 10th catcher in major league history to appear in 2,000 career games. With Thursday marking his 2,000th career outing and his 135th as a member of the Braves, the..." May 13

  • Pierzynski to return to Braves on 1-year deal

    MLB.com "Veteran free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be returning to the Braves for a second season, sources told MLB.com's Mark Bowman. The Braves have not confirmed the deal." November 11

  • Report: Twins interested in reunion with catcher A.J. Pierzynski

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "As the Twins look at their roster this winter and try to figure out how they can squeeze a couple more wins out of the 2016 team, catcher would be a logical place to upgrade. Kurt Suzuki his .240/.296/.314 in his second season with the Twins, following a career year in 2014. Suzuki, 32, is well..." October 23

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Pierzynski (bruised left knee and right ankle) will likely be limited to If necessary PH duties the next two days

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Pierzynski left game after getting hit by pitch in knee and then fouling ball off his foot. Questionable for weekend.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Braves are also fielding some calls on A.J. Pierzynski and Jonny Gomes. Battled-tested, stretch drive acquisition types.

  • Braves Catcher A.J. Pierzynski Admits to Drinking "Rally Beers," Playing Games Hungover

    Complex "Have you ever wondered how MLB players make it through, like, 16-inning games? Yes, yes, they make millions of dollars to play a game that little kids play and they should be grateful for it and blah blah blah. But seriously, how the hell do they just sit there and stare out on to the field hour..." June 17

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves and A.J. Pierzynski have reached agreement on a 1 yr. deal Deal is pending a physical. Likely won't be official until early Jan.

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox have now released Pierzynski.

  • Shocker: the Red Sox publicly criticize A.J. Pierzynski after cutting him

    Hardball Talk "In Boston, it’s never enough to lose and never enough to cut ties with a player who isn’t playing very well. Losing has to come with drama and departed players have to be kicked by anonymous sources as not just bad players, but bad people as they leave town. It’s just uncanny. The latest is Rob..." July 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox designating Pierzynski for assignment.

  • Catcher A.J. Pierzynski agrees to deal with champion Red Sox

    CBS Sports "Veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, according to sources. The Red Sox needed a veteran to catch their championship team, and ultimately they liked the idea of a Pierzynski, an excellent offensive catcher who has respected..." December 03

  • Twins out of A.J. Pierzynski bidding, major league team official says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Even with A.J. Pierzynski set to turn 37 later this month, the Minnesota Twins could find it difficult to lure their former catcher without a multiyear offer. "I'd be extremely shocked if he doesn't get at least two years," a baseball operations person from an American League club said Monday..." December 03

  • Twins making progress with A.J. Pierzynski

    Hardball Talk "Joe Mauer is officially moving to first base next season and the Twins aren’t quite sold that Josmil Pinto is ready to be an everyday catcher, so the goal is to bring in a new backstop this winter. And the wheels have already been put into motion. According to beat writer LaVelle E. Neal III of..." December 01

  • Twins talking to A.J. Pierzynski about a return to Minnesota

    CBS Sports "The Twins are looking into bringing A.J. Pierzynski back, according to people familiar with the situation. With star Joe Mauer moving from catcher, Minneosta likes the idea of returning Pierzynski to his roots. It is believed they'd like to do it on a one-year basis. Pierzynski played in..." November 12

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Sources say #Phillies making A.J. Pierzynski No. 1 catching option if can't reach deal w Carlos Ruiz. More to come at http://t.co/b3nZ7tPwn9

  • Source: Red Sox have shown some interest in A.J. Pierzynski

    WEEI Boston "According to a major league source, the Red Sox have shown some interest in free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The backstop — who will turn 37 years-old Dec. 30 — played on a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Rangers in 2013. Pierzynski totaled 134 games in ’13, hitting .272 with a..." November 10

  • Rangers activate A.J. Pierzynski

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers activated catcher A.J. Pierzynski from the 15-day disabled list following Monday's loss to the Oakland Athletics. Pierzynski declared himself ready to go for Tuesday's game against Oakland after the second contest of his rehab stint with Double-A Frisco. Pierzynski,..." May 21

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    A.J. Pierzynski said he feels good after two game rehab stint. No issues with oblique. Should be ready tomorrow.

  • Texas Rangers set tentative return date for A.J. Pierzynski

    Dallas Morning News "Catcher A.J. Pierzynski is on track to return to the active roster from a strained oblique muscle Tuesday, the first day he is eligible. Pierzynski took batting practice on the field Thursday for the first time since going on the DL on May 10, retroactive to May 6. The tentative schedule is for..." May 17

  • Rangers catcher Pierzynski heads to DL with strained oblique

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers before Friday’s game at Houston after an MRI exam Wednesday morning revealed a minor strain to his right oblique muscle. The Rangers will recall Robinson Chirinos from Triple A to take Pierzynski’s roster..." May 09

  • Rangers’ A.J. Pierzynski notches second four-strikeout game of his career

    Dallas Morning News "With Boston starting left-hander Jon Lester in a day game after a night game, manager Ron Washington had an ideal spot to use backup catcher Geovany Soto. Instead, A.J. Pierzynski talked his way into the lineup, with forgettable results at the plate. Pierzynski had only the second..." May 06

  • Pierzynski in midst of spat vs. White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox couldn't avoid controversy with former teammate A.J. Pierzynski - even with two out and nobody on base in the bottom of the ninth inning of their 5-2 win over Texas. Pierzynski, whose eight seasons in Texas were marked by his all-out hustle that endured him to Sox fans as..." May 02

  • White Sox expect chatter from Pierzynski

    CSN Chicago "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..." April 30

  • Texas Rangers A.J. Pierzynski torments Angels fans once again

    Dallas Morning News "The boos reined down on A.J. Pierzynski at Angels Stadium. They seemingly always have and always will. On Monday, he gave the announced crowd of 36,192 fans – actual attendance was much smaller – plenty of reason to boo their lungs out. His two-out, ninth-inning homer gave the Rangers a 7-6..." April 23

  • Pierzynski glad to have first game vs. Sox behind him

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox and Rangers will play their first meaningful game April 30 in Arlington, Texas, but A.J. Pierzynski was relieved Tuesday after playing against some of his former teammates following an eight-year association. "It's just another game," Pierzynski said after hitting a single in two..." February 27

  • New Ranger Pierzynski is Ryan's kind of guy

    Chicago Tribune "It takes one to know one. A.J. Pierzynski has found a good match in new boss Nolan Ryan. The Hall of Famer who is president and part-owner of the Rangers loves that his new catcher is an instigator who doesn't mind aggravating opponents when it helps win games. "Remember when Alex Rodriguez..." February 26

  • A.J. Pierzynski returns ... sort of

    ESPN "A.J. Pierzynski paid a visit to Chicago White Sox spring training camp Sunday, but he wasn’t there to play baseball or ask for his old job back. Pierzynski, who is now a member of the Texas Rangers, was on the White Sox’s side of the Camelback Ranch facility to do a photo shoot. Pierzynski..." February 18

  • No regrets: Pierzynski transitions from Sox to Texas

    MLB.com "The clubhouse belonged to the Rangers at their Spring Training facility in Surprise. But there was A.J. Pierzynski, the new Texas backstop via a one-year, $7.5 million free-agent deal, standing in front of his locker and talking about ... the White Sox. It stands to reason that Pierzynski would..." February 12

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