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Chicago Tribune Apr 15, 2014

Sox Game Day: Peavy, Pierzynski return

Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski cautioned that it is very early in the baseball season, but then said he has seen some spark in the retooled offense of his former White Sox team.

Sox Game Day: Peavy, Pierzynski return

Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski cautioned that it is very early in the baseball season, but then said he has seen some spark in the retooled offense of his former White Sox team.

Peavy, A.J. back with (Red) Sox

It's cold, 37 degrees about an hour from first pitch, but there's no rain (or snow), so the White Sox and Red Sox are going to play ball tonight at U.S. Cellular Field. Lot of stuff happening: -It's Jackie Robinson Day, marking the 67th anniversary of the former Brooklyn Dodgers great breaking baseball's color barrier. Players on both teams will wear Robinson's No. 42 tonight. -Two familiar faces are in Boston's clubhouse. Former White Sox starter Jake Peavy gets the start for the Red Sox tonight, and popular catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be behind the plate for Boston. read more

A.J. plays numbers game with 'Hawk'

CHICAGO – A.J. Pierzynski is now two years removed from his Chicago White Sox days, but the ties remain strong. Asked Tuesday how he decided on wearing No. 40 this season, his first with the Boston Red Sox, his response was pure Pierzynski. “What happened was when I came over to the Red Sox, they asked me what jersey number I wanted,” Pierzynski said before the game against the White Sox. “Obviously I was 12 for a long time and I couldn’t have 12 because [Mike] Napoli had 12.
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

A.J. Pierzynski homers in loss to Yankees - A.J. Pierzynski (C) Boston Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski belted a two-run homer in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday.

Buchholz solid through six but suffers loss

NEW YORK -- The black-and-white verdict on Clay Buchholz is he was tagged with his first loss of the season Thursday, and the Red Sox have now lost both of his starts in 2014. A.J. Pierzynski, who caught Buchholz in Thursday night's 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees, advises you consider the bigger picture. "He looked a lot more confident out there," Pierzynski said. "If Buch pitches like that, he's going to win a lot of games, so he'll be fine. I know his [velocity] was down in his first start and all that, but his stuff was back to where I remember Clay Buchholz being the last bunch of...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 9, 2014

Thru 17 years, two names and three teams, A.J. Pierzynski has seen this before from David Ortiz

Perhaps it’s overstating it to say A.J. Pierzynski expected David Ortiz to drive a rocket about 100 feet beyond the fence in right field in the eighth inning Wednesday for the game-winning three-run homer in a 4-2 win over the Rangers. But certainly it’s safe to say he wasn’t surprised. “My first game I ever [...]
Full Count | WEEI Apr 8, 2014

What the Rangers saw in A.J. Pierzynski

It’s been a less-than-seamless start to catcher A.J. Pierzynski‘s Red Sox career. Late on Monday night, after a three-hit game that played a critical role in the Sox’ 5-1 win over the Rangers, Pierzynski acknowledged that the start to his Red Sox tenure had been a frustrating one, after he’d opened with a .125 average [...]
Over the Monster Apr 8, 2014

Coming to A.J. Pierzynski's defense

A.J. Pierzynski has had a really rough start to the season, but let's not make him walk the plank just yet. The Red Sox didn't spend this offseason with too many major question marks. For the most part, their roster was set, with just a few areas to clear up. One of those was behind the plate, where Jarrod Saltalamacchia spent most of the time in 2013. They decided to pass on re-signing him, and instead opting to take on another veteran in A.J. Pierzynski. He is a man with a reputation, and the move was meant with ire. Now, a week into the season, the fan base is already turning against...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 8, 2014

After ‘rough, long week,’ A.J. Pierzynski relieved to contribute to victory

If you’€™ve been discouraged watching A.J. Pierzynski over the first week of regular season games, you’€™re not alone. He’€™s been just as frustrated at the plate as fans may have been watching him. But Monday night was a turnaround of sorts for Pierzynski, who went 3-for-4 and was pivotal in the production of the team’€™s [...]
Full Count | WEEI Apr 7, 2014

A.J. Pierzynski: Jackie Bradley Jr. has ‘the ability to be a great player’

Off the bat, Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski knew that teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. had a chance. Yes, the ball hit by Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia had no business being playable, but Pierzynski saw his right fielder taking flight towards the corner and recognized a player with uncommon defensive skill who had a chance to [...]
Over the Monster Apr 7, 2014

Red Sox 5, Rangers 1: A.J. Pierzynski, Jackie Bradley Jr. help Sox snap streak

Jackie Bradley Jr. and A.J. Pierzynski took center stage as the Red Sox snapped their losing streak at three games. Once every decade the planets align, the groundhog sees his shadow, and A.J. Pierzynski somehow becomes the center of a baseball game. Monday night, that happened in Fenway Park, and it was actually a net positive for the Red Sox, who snapped their three-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Before this was A.J. Pierzynski's game, though, it was Jackie Bradley Jr.'s. After a weekend of defensive misery in the outfield, Daniel Nava gave Red Sox fans some...
Over the Monster Apr 7, 2014

Game 7, overflow thread: A.J. Pierzynski is the nexus of the game/universe

Crazy? Me? No, you're the crazy one. He was part of the first run, moving Xander Bogaerts from first to third with a hit-and-run. He was part of the second run, gifting it to the Rangers via a passed ball. He scored the third run on Jackie Bradley's single. He is every part of this game. And that is simply too much to bear, ahead or not. Save us, Xander Bogaerts/Jackie Bradley Jr.! Save us from his tyranny!

A.J. diary: Joining a new team, Final Four

Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is keeping a diary this season for ESPNBoston.com. In this installment he goes over what the hardest part of being on a new team is, why he was once on Oprah, and what Final Four team he is a diehard fan of. (As told to Louise K. Cornetta) I'm more comfortable with the pitchers now that we've gone through spring training. After being together for six or seven weeks, you get to see what guys are all about, play with them and be around them every day.
Boston Globe Apr 1, 2014

A.J. Pierzynski’s biggest flaw exposed in Red Sox debut

New Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski showed in his debut why fans should be apprehensive about his offensive production this year.    

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