• Pierzynski agrees to one-year deal with Red Sox

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Dec 4, 2013
    Pierzynski signed a one-year deal with Boston on Wednesday. Pierzynski have agreed in principle on a one-year contract. Pierzynski, a veteran who owns a World Series ring. That was probably a big reason they went with a one-year deal for Pierzynski, who turns 37 later this month, rather than retaining Saltalamacchia for the multiyear pact he was looking for. Given that Pierzynski is a left-handed hitter and Ross is a righty, they could form a traditional platoon, if that's how manager John Farrell chooses to play it. "His resume speaks for itself. He's won a championship. The Red Sox were known to be seeking a short-term deal with a catcher, as they have prospects Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez coming up through their system. Though he has a well-deserved reputation for playing the heel stoked by Pierzysnki's fascination with pro wrestling and a notoriously bad season with the Giants in 2004 he's actually a good guy to have in the clubhouse. Or at least a neutral guy.
    Sources: MLB.com yahoo.com
    • Pierzynski: Chance at ring lure to Red Sox

      Newly signed Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Wednesday he passed up multiyear offers to sign a one-year deal with the World Series champs because he thought it afforded him his best chance at another ring.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Decision to join world champs easy for A.J.

      For veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, choosing the Boston Red Sox over the other teams who pursued him was one of the easiest decisions of his career. After all, only one team won the World Series last season.
      Source: MLB.com

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