|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||14.00||.262||59.00||43.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh||2||0||0|| .500|| .000|| .000|
|vs Locke (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||90||18||1|| .229|| .256|| .200|
|Last 10 Games|
|A.J. Pierzynski blasts off for first time in 11 weeks |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/9/14) Catcher A.J. Pierzynski provided the only beacon of light in a night of darkness for the Cardinals in Baltimore on Friday night.
The veteran cranked out a two-run homer in the seventh inning, his first blast since May 24, to kill the shutout hopes for Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman. He is 10 for 32 since arriving in St. Louis.
|A.J. Pierzynski steps right into Cardinals' lineup |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/26/14) Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs, just hours after his signing was made official. Pierzynski is batting sixth and starting behind the plate for his first game.
|Cardinals add A.J. Pierzynski to active roster |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/26/14) The Cardinals added catcher A.J. Pierzynski to the active roster Saturday, after signing him to a deal Friday.
Pierzynsky was cut by the Red Sox earlier in July, after hitting .254/.286/.348 with four home runs in 72 games.
|Cardinals working on signing A.J. Pierzynski |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/25/14) The Cardinals are working on finalizing a deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pierzynski parted ways with the Red Sox in July. He is expected to be in St. Louis Saturday, per FOX Sports. He hit 254/.286/.348 with four home runs in 72 games.
|Red Sox release A.J. Pierzynski |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/16/14) The Red Sox released catcher A.J. Pierzynski after designating him for assignment last week. The team was unable to trade the 37-year-old, who hit .254 with four homers in 72 games.
|After putting together career-best numbers as a 35-year-old in 2012, A.J. Pierzynski predictably came back down to earth in 2013, his one and only season in Texas. Of course, comparing his 2013 to his outlier year isn't the fairest assessment of the performance. Stacked against the rest of his career, it was one of his better seasons. His 17 home runs were his third-most for a full season and his 70 RBI were his fourth-most. And it wasn't just because he played half his games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. His home-away splits were fairly even. Now, he goes to Boston, where the park will work against him for the first time since he left San Francisco in 2004. Between that and his 37 years of age, another, less familiar step back is certainly possible for Pierzynski in 2014, though the fact he has yet to begin a true decline bodes well for him. Another 15-plus homers is probably too much to ask from him, but as long as he keeps his batting average in the .270-.280 range, where it's been the last six seasons, even a dozen would make him a worthwhile contributor in mixed leagues. He's not a top-12 catcher heading into 2014, but in two-catcher leagues, he'll get drafted.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/14||@ PIT||12:35 pm||Jeff Locke|
|8/29/14||CHC||8:15 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
|8/30/14||CHC||2:15 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
|8/30/14||CHC||8:15 pm||Travis Wood|
|8/31/14||CHC||2:15 pm||Jacob Turner|
|9/1/14||PIT||2:15 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|9/2/14||PIT||8:15 pm||Jeff Locke|