Pyrzinski Signs on the Dotted Line 12/4/13
BOSTON - The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski (peer-ZIHN'-skee) to a one-year contract. He replaces the departed Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ah) in the Boston lineup. Pierzynski and Ross will both be 37 next season. Saltalamacchia recently agreed to a contract with Miami.
Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season with Texas. In 13-plus seasons with the Twins, Giants, White Sox and Rangers, Pierzynski is a .283 batter with 172 homers and 800 RBIs.