Found May 09, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: AJ Pierzynski
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers will place catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain to his right oblique, according to Sahadez Sharma of ESPN Dallas. Pierzynski has been able to play through a lot of injuries over his career, and he's frustrated that he won't be able to do so when it comes to his recent oblique strain. He was even able to play through an oblique last season, but this one seems to be more severe. "I'm mad because I'm disappointed in myself that I can't play with this," Pierzynski said Wednesday. "I've played through a lot of things; this has just been tough. I've been dealing with this for two weeks now, and it's just not getting any better. We just don't want this to become something that lasts a month or six weeks. I'm disappointed and frustrated, but at the same time, I understand the decision." Pierzynski signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Rangers over the winter. Over 101 plate appearances for Texas, the 36-year-old has hit .263/.297/.411 with one triple and four home runs. To replace Pierzynski, the Rangers called up catcher Robinson Chirinos from Triple-A. Over 94 plate appearances in the minors this season, he's hit .295/.404/.487 with two home runs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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