A.J. Pierzynski and the Texas Rangers have agree on a one year deal for next season. Pierzynski, 35, spent the last eight seasons with the Chicago White Sox. A physical is scheduled for tomorrow while financial details have not been released according to T.R. Sullivan.
Pierzynski would be an upgrade behind the plate for the Rangers. The team figures to pair him with Geovany Soto.
Last season Pierzynski enjoyed his best offensive season sitting a career high with 27 home runs while compiling a .278/.326/.501 line.
Pierzynski represents the first significant signing of the off season for Texas. Thus far the team saw outfielder Josh Hamilton choose to sign with the Los Angeles Angels and were rebuffed by pitchers Zack Grienke and Edwin Jackson.
The Rangers also appear to be losing Mike Napoli who agreed on a contract with Boston, though no report has come that the deal is finalized. Texas also traded veteran Michael Young to Philadelphia.