Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:05 -0700
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Cardinals will sign free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox) Saturday, July 26. He has already joined up with the club in Chicago.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski still has a little something left in the tank, and he obviously wasn't a fit (and he'll tell you and the team in an open letter) with the Red Sox. The veteran is an upgrade over Tony Cruz and George Kottaras to bridge the gap until Yadier Molina can return. He is a nice NL-only pickup at catcher, and still a serviceable No. 2 backstop in mixed formats.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:47:14 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are working on a deal with free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox), with C George Kottaras out of the picture and C Yadier Molina (thumb) out for a while.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:10 -0700
Extension talks are ongoing between the Minnesota Twins and C Kurt Suzuki on a new contract. Suzuki reportedly wants a fair annual market value like those earned by Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (three years, $26 million), Miami Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia ($21 million over three years), and free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (one year, $8.25 million) over the last offseason.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:46:19 -0700
Free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox) has told agent Steve Hilliard that he would like to continue his playing career. He cleared waivers Friday, July 18.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:19:02 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have released C A.J. Pierzynski.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:29:16 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have said, despite a need for a veteran fill-in catcher, they will not sign C A.J. Pierzynski. Three internal sources have said Baltimore has no interest in Pierzynski in spite of its lack of offense at the position. The team is generally happy with its trio of Cs Caleb Joseph, Nick Hundley and Triple-A prospect Steve Clevenger.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:32:10 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals intend to take time to research the market for a catcher, after losing C Yadier Molina (thumb) for an extended period of time. They do not need to make a move before the All-Star break. Seattle Mariners C John Buck could be a trade target.
Fantasy Tip: Buck has always been a solid source of power, but he struggles to hit for average. He would be worth an addition in NL-only leagues; if he joins the Cardinals. A.J. Pierzynski could also be an option for the Cardinals, as he was recently demoted by the Boston Red Sox. Pierzynski would also be a solid NL-only target, if he joined St. Louis.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:25:58 -0700
Boston Red Sox C A.J. Pierzynski wants to continue his career after being designated for assignment, according to a major league source.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:02:02 -0700
Boston Red Sox C A.J. Pierzynski will be designated for assignment, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski was in the midst of a pretty bad slump and only had four homers on the year. David Ross is the only other catcher on the active roster, so he should be expected to see the bulk of the work in the meantime. Ross is merely an AL-only commodity, at best.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:48:21 -0700
Boston Red Sox C A.J. Pierzynski is not in the team's starting lineup Sunday, July 6.