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Report: A.J. Pierzynski to be DFA by Boston Red Sox

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Jul 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski (40) before game one against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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.

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  • 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:

    "“Sitting 10 and a half games out of the division lead, the Red Sox will give a chance to youngster Christian Vazquez, who will learn on the job with help from veteran backup David Ross.”"

    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?

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