Latest Update Red Sox announced that they have released A.J. Pierzynski Wed Jul, 16, 03:23 PM
Intense, smart, and focused behind the plate and at it. Makes good contact with the bat, hits with some pop, and bats well in the clutch. Guards the plate like a bodyguard.
Flaws: : His trademark intensity sometimes gets the better of him. Can be run on easily. Would produce more runs and hit for even better average if he were more patient with the bat.
Pierzynski wasn't going to accept a minor league assignment and the Red Sox were obviously not interested in seeing him try to regain his spot as the team's primary backstop. He'll look for work elsewhere now and probably give the Cardinals a call.Analyst: Howard Bender
Pierzynski had struggled at the plate this season batting .254/.286/.348 with four homers and 31 RBI this season, and the Sox have decided to go another direction with the catcher spot. The dagger for Boston is that they'll have to take a $3.6 million dollar hit once he clears waivers. Pierzynski is now 37 and he should field some offers on the open market. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Pierzynski is just getting a normal day of rest here. David Ross will handle the work behind the plate.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Red Sox catcher produced well coming back from an off day, driving in two of the team's 10 runs on Friday. He is now sitting on a .278 average with four home runs and 29 RBI in his first year in Beantown and will continue to be a solid fantasy catcher in deep league formats even if his home run production remains limited.Analyst: Matthew Beck