Former Chicago White Sox World Series champion catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
Fox Sports baseball writer Ken Rosenthal reported via Twitter:
Sources: #RedSox designating Pierzynski for assignment.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 9, 2014
This season, his first with the Red Sox, Pierzynski is batting .254 with four home runs, 10 doubles and one triple. He has 31 RBIs with a .286 on-base percentage.
Pierzynski has played in 72 games this season, with 256 at-bats and nine walks.
He played for the White Sox for eight seasons from 2005-12, collecting 118 home runs in that span, along with 460 RBIs and a batting average of .279. The White Sox won the World Series in ’05 with Pierzynski as the catcher.
MLB Trade Rumors wrote:
When Pierzysnki wasn’t re-signed by the White Sox in ’13 he was replaced by Tyler Flowers.
Flowers in ’14 had a really great April, but since then Flowers has a season batting average of .219 with a ,278 on-base percentage. He’s played in 75 games and had five home runs with five doubles and no triples. He OBP is .278.
Would Pierzynski be a good fit for the White Sox for the remainder of the season?