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The Texas Rangers, after striking out for most of the offseason, finally are on the verge of a significant free-agent score.
The team has reached agreement with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year contract, according to major-league sources. The deal is pending a physical.
Pierzynski, 36, produced career-highs with 27 home runs and an .827 OPS for the Chicago White Sox last season.
His addition will allow the Rangers to use Geovany Soto as more of a backup, and help balance the team's lineup with another left-handed hitter.
The Rangers lost their best left-handed hitter, free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, to the Los Angeles Angels. They are on the verge of losing another of their top offensive players, free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, to the Boston Red Sox.
Soto and right-handed reliever Joakim Soria were the Rangers' previous free-agent additions this offseason. The team missed on Hamilton and right-hander Zack Grienke, and also failed to complete trades for Arizona right fielder Justin Upton and Tampa Bay righty James Shields.
Pierzynski visited the Rangers on Tuesday, the same day the team also entertained free-agent outfielder Cody Ross. The Rangers also are seeking another reliever, sources say.
Pierzynski has been one of the game's most durable catchers, averaging 133 games over the last 11 seasons. He has been on the disabled list only once, when he fractured his left wrist in 2011.
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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...
I’ve personally been curious why A.J. Pierzynski hasn’t flown off the shelf this free agent season. The numbers are there, especially for a catcher (.278, 28 HR, AL Silver Slugger). 128 or more games for 11 straight years. He’s a consummate catcher in terms of pitching management and working the strike zone for his pitcher. He’ll even work dropped strike three calls...
A person familiar with the situation says catcher A.J. Pierzynski has passed a physical, clearing the way for a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.
That person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the Rangers had not added Pierzynski to their 40-man roster. With the Major League Baseball office closed for Christmas, the deal won't become official until at least next...
The Rangers have lost arguably their three most popular players this offseason. And now they've added the most hated man in baseball.
Now that's a personality change.
The Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, one of the most irritating characters in the game. Fans will have to get used to the idea of a cheering for one of the game's longtime...
Free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski reportedly has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal hinges on a physical set for Friday, CBSSports.com and MLB.com reported. Terms were not available. Pierzynski is expected to compete for the starting catcher job with Geovany Soto, who was acquired last July from the Chicago Cubs. The 35-year-old Pierzynski has played...
To date, it hasn’t been the offseason that the Texas Rangers wanted it to be. There’s still plenty of time, and the team still has plenty of talent, but the Rangers have been looking to make a move of significance. Later Thursday, they were able to make one, locking up free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. And more, while Pierzynski is coming off arguably the best season of his...
The Chicago White Sox are hoping that Tyler Flowers hits better than .100 next season, because he’s the new full time catcher on the south side. A.J. Pierzynski is off to the Texas Rangers, for a one year deal, pending the physical. His remarkable eight-year run with the White Sox is now over. When Opening Day comes next April, Paul Konerko will be the last remaining player from...
One player was welcomed to Chicago this week when the Cubs signed Edwin Jackson to a four year contract worth $52 million. Another player, A.J. Pierzynski, bid the Windy City adieu leaving the White Sox as a free agent and signing a one year contract with the Rangers. Jackson goes from being an overlooked member of a loaded Nationals rotation in 2012 to being relied on to pitch near...
There is a report that catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed Thursday on a one-year deal to join the Texas Rangers. Still waiting to hear contract details.
There has been only one free agent (from another team) that I’ve been adamant about the Yankees going after this winter–this guy. Yet a few weeks ago, Brian Cashman said that the Yankees would not pursue Pierzynski and they...
With A.J. Pierzynski reportedly signing with the Rangers, teams could start to explore the trade market when it comes to catchers. Or perhaps they’ve already dipped their toes.
According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have had some inquiries on Jarrod Saltalamacchia. General manager Ben Cherington obviously hasn’t seen any deals he’s liked, though, and the Sox...
Just as fans start to comprehend that the New York Yankees are all about one-year deals this off-season, the brass throws another curveball that makes no sense.
Here is the gist of it:
- Russell Martin signs a 2-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates, as Yankees didn’t even counter the offer as it was one season too many.
- Yankees watch their everyday...
The Texas Rangers have added catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
A.J. join Geovanny Soto behind the plate for the Rangers. Soto hit .198 with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs in 99 games for the Rangers and the Cubs.
Pierzynski who spent the last 8 season with the White Sox, is coming off his best offensive season in his career. In 520 plate...
The Cubs complete their rotation, the Marlins ink Placido Polanco, and A.J. Pierzynski`s career year lands him in Texas.
Edwin Jackson might reach a decision soon, A.J. Pierzynski is making his rounds, and Andre Ethier could be on the market.