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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||250.00||6.00||.248||29.00||23.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||15||3||0|| .250|| .267|| .200|
|vs Haren (Career)||16||5||0|| .313||.313||.313|
|vs RHP||165||45||5|| .305|| .436|| .273|
|Last 10 Games|
Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski collects two RBI Wednesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/2/15) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski hit his fifth home run of the season during Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals.
The two-run shot was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Over his last eight games, Pierzynski is hitting .303 with one home run and two RBI.
Braves' A.J. Pierzynski triples among three hits on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/20/15) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski finished a home run shy of the cycle in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Mets. The veteran backstop had three hits in four at-bats, including his 24th career triple in the second inning. He also scored three runs in the comeback victory.
"There was a lot of running around and energy expending, but it's good because we won and that's the biggest thing," Pierzynski said, per MLB.com.
Pierzynski had been hitless in his previous nine at-bats before Saturday's three-hit effort. He is batting .286 over his last eight games.
Braves C A.J. Pierzynski records 3 hits in win over Padres
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/10/15) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski collected three hits in Wednesday night's 4-1 win over the Padres.
Pierzynski finished the game 3 for 4 and scored two runs. This marked the third time this year he's recorded at least three hits in one game. All three of hits went for singles. This performance puts Pierzynski hitting .368 over his past five games.
For the year, Pierzynski is hitting .276/.315/.425.
Braves C A.J. Pierzynski belts pinch-hit HR in loss to D-Backs
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/3/15) Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski launched a pinch-hit home run in Wednesday's loss to Arizona.
Pierzynski took reliever Brad Ziegler deep for a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning. He is hitting .267 with four homers, 20 RBI and a .313 on-base percentage in 32 games this season.
Juan Uribe starting, batting fifth in Braves lineup Wednesday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) The newest Braves acquisition, Juan Uribe, will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday night against his former team, the Dodgers.
The Dodgers traded Uribe to Atlanta for Alberto Callaspo on Tuesday.
Left fielder Johnny Gomes will hit seventh and Andrelton Simmons will bat eighth.
The only other change from Tuesday is that A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher for Christian Bethancourt. Pierzynski is hitting sixth.
|2014 summary: Signed to replace Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a team looking to repeat as World Series champions, A.J. Pierzynski failed to live up to the numbers he put up with the Rangers and White Sox and soon found himself out of work, displaced by an up-and-comer on a surprise non-contender. He moved on to St. Louis, where he filled in for an injured Yadier Molina before settling in as a backup.|
Playing time status: Though always an above-average offensive catcher, Pierzynski saved his best for late in his career, hitting a career-high 27 home runs as a 35-year-old in 2012 and following that up with 17, the third-most of his career, in 2013 -- which makes his decline in 2014 even steeper and more alarming. His backup role late in the year was a precursor of what's to come with rookie Christian Bethancourt expected to get most of the work for the Braves.
2015 outlook: Pierzynski still hits right-handers pretty well, and since he's already blown away far exceeded expectations for age, he could always do it again. Given his projected role, though, he's clearly not mixed-league material to begin the season.
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