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Braves re-sign veteran catcher Pierzynski to 1-year deal

Next season will be A.J. Pierzynski's 19th in the majors. Scott Cunningham Getty Images North AmericaATLANTA -- Veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski will return for another season with the Atlanta Braves after agreeing to a one-year, $3 million contract.The 38-year-old Pierzynski was a rare bright spot for the Braves this past season. Signed to serve mainly as a backup, he wound up handling...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe West casually ejects A.J. Pierzynski mid at-bat

Maybe they were arguing about who’s more unlikable across baseball. Umpire Joe West and Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski had a little run-in Wednesday night during the Braves’ spring training game vs. the New York Yankees. West and Pierzynski’s behind-the-plate back-and-forth apparently carried on for just about an entire half inning. The catcher felt his pitcher was...
March 19, 2015  |  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

Pierzynski On Boston Stay: 'It Wasn't Very Fun'

A. J. Pierzynski (FenwayNation Photo)After driving in the tying run yesterday in a 3-2 Cardinal victory, A. J. Pierzynski took a parting shot at the situation he left in Boston. Said Pierzynski, "I'm just happy to be able to play and contribute on some kind of level. It doesn't matter what the situation is, but it's just nice to be in a pennant race and have the opportunity to contribute...
Via FenwayNation
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

“AJ Pierzynski” Has a Message for the Boston Red Sox

Posted to Good Guys Wear BlackA blogger has tried to get into the mind of AJ Pierzynski, and what he may be thinking at the moment. Some of the highlights: ” On the very first day I showed up at spring training, a couple goons pulled me aside, explained that I parked in a spot reserved for Ortiz’s son’s minibike, and whipped me with a chain.” ” I figured it was some sort...
Via Sports Mockery
July 22, 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...
Via Surviving Grady
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 […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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...
Via FenwayNation
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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