A.J. Pierzynski 35 | Catcher

St. Louis Cardinals

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Sat. July 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with an RBI in his debut with the Cardinals on Saturday. Impact: Pierzynski made a good impression with his new team Saturday. His RBI single helped cap off a four-run seventh inning. With Yadier Molina out a few months as he recovers from a torn thumb ligament, Pierzynski stands to receive the bulk of playing time.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Pierzynski and he was in the starting lineup batting sixth for Saturday's game against the Cubs. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9. Molina underwent surgery on July 11 and is expected to miss 8-12 weeks. Impact: The left-handed hitting Pierzynski played 72 games this year with the Boston Red Sox, hitting .254 with four home runs before being released on July 16. He has a career average of .282 over 17 seasons with six teams.(STATS, 2:23pm)
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Pierzynski will catch and bat sixth in his Cardinals debut Saturday, FOX Sports Midwest reports. Impact: Pierzynski was officially added to Cards' active roster Saturday, with George Kottaras designated for assignment in the corresponding move, and he'll jump right into the lineup against right-hander Jake Arrieta. In seven career plate appearances against Arrieta, Pierzynski has four hits, including two home runs, and two walks. Yadier Molina (thumb) isn't expected back until mid-September at the earliest, and Pierzysnki will likely split duties behind the plate with Tony Cruz until then, though Pierzysnki could end up emerging as the preferred option.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Pierzynski agreed to sign with the Cardinals on Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports. Impact: The veteran catcher is expected to join the Cardinals on Saturday in Chicago. It's a natural fit, as the Cardinals are a contending team that will be without Yadier Molina for the next 6-to-10 weeks. George Kottaras is reportedly leaving the team, either to join the Triple-A affiliate or possibly just to become a free agent once more. Tony Cruz and Pierzynski will share the catching duties in the short term. He had a .254/.286/.348 slash line in 72 games with the Red Sox before getting released, and it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach in most formats.(RotoWire, )
A.J. Pierzynski
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 235  Age: 37
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 12/30/1976, Bridgehampton, New York
College: None
Debut: 1998
Salary: $8,250,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury