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Reports: Braves sign veteran catcher Pierzynski to 1-year deal

News concerning the Braves' latest bench addition was broken at a HoneyBaked Ham on Christmas Eve, and that's pretty much the gist of how veteran A.J. Pierzynski was confirmed as Christian Bethancourt's backup in Atlanta. There might not be a stranger signing story during this free agency period. Aaron Lunsford, a Braves fan whose father ran into manager Fredi Gonzalez at the ham...
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A.J. Pierzynski signing with Atlanta Braves breaks at a HoneyBaked Ham

Juicy sports scoops can come from anywhere. Even a HoneyBaked Ham store, as was the case of A.J. Pierzynski signing with the Atlanta Braves.  Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez just happened to be at a HoneyBaked, presumably in preparation for the holidays, when he inadvertently broke the news that the team had signed free-agent catcher Pierzynski on Wednesday. And that person he broke...
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Braves sign A.J. Pierzynski to one-year deal

Getty Images The Braves have signed A.J. Pierzynski to be the backup for Christian Bethancourt for the 2015 season. Much of the offseason the Braves have sought a veteran to share time and teach the ropes to the 23-year-old. Pierzynski, 37, hit .251/.288/.337 in 362 plate appearances this past season between the Red Sox and Cardinals. The #Braves and A.J. Pierzynski have reached...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox A.J. Pierzynski, Braves Agree To One-Year Contract

This embed is invalid" /> A.J. Pierzynski will join his fifth team in four years. Pierzynski has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, according to’s Mark Bowman. The deal reportedly is pending a physical and likely won’t be official until early January. Pierzynski, who turns 38 next week, is coming off a season in which...
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A.J. Pierzynski Flopped During Game 4 Of NLCS For Some Reason (GIF)

Flopping is a common occurrence in basketball and in soccer. There are opportunities to do it in football, and hockey has it under a different name. Baseball is the only major North American sport in which players don’t really need to flop. Unless you’re A.J. Pierzynski. During the second inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, San Francisco Giants outfielder...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierzynski not bitter, but wants to beat Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski wasn’t looking to cause any commotion Tuesday night. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher had just finished facing his former team, the Boston Red Sox, for the first time since they released him last month. Pierzynski’s departure from Boston was rather unceremonious, sure, but the veteran backstop had nothing but good things to say about his time with the Red Sox...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Pierzynski Writes His Former Red Sox Teammates

So it’s been a week since I was DFA’ed. And yesterday, my ties to the Boston Red Sox were officially cut. So now I’m out here, floating through Major League Baseball like some great, untethered zeppelin just looking for a place to call home for a couple months. And I’m fine with that. Maybe I’ll latch on to a team that ends up officially eliminating you guys from contention...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: A.J. Pierzynski was ‘negative influence’ to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, and now according to a report from WEEI there may be clubhouse reasons as to why the move was made. Rob Bradford of WEEI reported on Thursday that Pierzynski’s negative influence led to the decision to designate him for assignment. According to multiple […]
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July 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

A.J. Pierzynski DFA’d By Boston Red Sox; Vazquez Recalled

The Boston Red Sox have lost four in a row and are now 10 1/2 games out of first place with the season slipping away. The past few days have been swarmed with rumors of Jake Peavy going to the Cardinals, but now Boston has made another move. The Red Sox have designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. The former Twin, White Sox, Giant and Ranger had been playing the entire...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A. J. Pierzynski's All-Time Classic Umpire Insult

In the midst of an article that shows 2014 ejections up almost 30% over last year, we find a great little vignette about Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Earlier in June, A.J. was upset with the strike-calling ability of young umpire Quinn Wolcott. After his battery mate issued a walk, Pierzynski turned and laid this beauty on Wolcott: "Give me a new ball. One you can see." Pierzynski...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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