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Jul 20, 2014
KFFL
Free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox) has told agent Steve Hilliard that he would like ...
KFFL Jul 20, 2014

MLB | A.J. Pierzynski not ready to retire

Free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox) has told agent Steve Hilliard that he would like ...
Boston Herald Jul 17, 2014
Red Sox Notebook: It’s catch and release

Red Sox Notebook: It’s catch and release

The Red Sox not only did not want A.J. Pierzynski on their team, but after a week of trying, they could not find another team that wanted to trade for him, either.

Red Sox release C Pierzynski

The Boston Red Sox released catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday after designating him for assignment last week.
Chicago Tribune Jul 16, 2014

Red Sox release C Pierzynski

The Boston Red Sox released catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday after designating him for assignment last week.
Over the Monster Jul 16, 2014

Red Sox release A.J. Pierzynski, parade scheduled for Tuesday

For once it seems appropriate to quote Hawk Harrelson: He gone! The Red Sox have officially released A.J. Pierzynski, which should dispel any fears that the veteran catcher will hang around in the minors and somehow find his way back onto the team: #RedSox today released catcher AJ Pierzynski from their roster. — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 16, 2014 Admittedly, what this actually means is that the Red Sox could find no trade partners for Pierzynski, but that was a given almost as soon as they designated him for assignment one week ago. If he had held any actual trade value, the Red...
The Republican Jul 16, 2014
A.J. Pierzynski released by Boston Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski released by Boston Red Sox

They had 10 days to trade him, but after he hit .254 with four home runs and a .633 OPS, clearly there wasn't much interest in the 37-year-old catcher.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 16, 2014

Red Sox release A.J. Pierzynski

One week after they designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment, the Red Sox announced that they had released the 37-year-old. Pierzynski, signed by the Red Sox this offseason to a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the hope that he would offer solid offensive production against right-handed pitching while serving as a one-year placeholder to permit [...]
KFFL Jul 16, 2014

Red Sox | A.J. Pierzynski let go

The Boston Red Sox have released C A.J. Pierzynski.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 15, 2014

Ozzie Guillen: ‘Sad about’ A.J. Pierzynski getting designated for assignment

MINNEAPOLIS — When Ozzie Guillen managed A.J. Pierzynski from 2005-11, two clashed frequently while together in the White Sox clubhouse. Yet Guillen ultimately appreciated what Pierzynski offered his team, and so given his feelings about Pierzynski’s value, the former manager — in Minneapolis as a TV commentator for the All-Star Game — said that he [...]
Boston Herald Jul 13, 2014
Buckley: Red Sox driven by excuses, not leaders

Buckley: Red Sox driven by excuses, not leaders

That A.J. Pierzynski was going to be bad news for the Red Sox was made obvious back on May 22, when he did a duck-and-cover after Jon Lester had been lit up by the Toronto Blue Jays.Lester gave up seven runs in 61⁄3 innings in a 7-2 loss, inspiring another round of debate as to whether the ace of the Red Sox staff might be better off having David Ross as his catcher instead of the new guy, Pierzynski.But Pierzynski, who caught Lester that day, would have none of it.
Over the Monster Jul 12, 2014

Red Sox 8, Astros 3: Christian Vazquez keeps the good times rolling

The Red Sox are suddenly on a three-game winning streak, and this time you can actually attribute a big part of the victory directly to A.J. Pierzynski's departure--or, rather, to his replacement. The Red Sox are now 3-0 in the post-Pierzynski era, and this time, it's got more than a bit to do with the man who replaced him. Christian Vazquez was a driving force Friday night as the Sox downed the Astros 8-3 in Houston. While the last two wins have been close things, with just enough offense scraped together for a pair of walkoffs, tonight the Red Sox put together three rallies to leave them...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 11, 2014

Kevin Millar on MFB: ‘If you have a problem with [A.J. Pierzynski], address it’ in clubhouse

Former Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar checked in with Middays with MFB to discuss A.J. Pierzynski, Jon Lester and other Red Sox news. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. The Sox designated Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday. Since then, multiple reports have suggested his negative presence in the [...]
Twinkie Town Jul 11, 2014
A.J. Pierzynski Released By Long Island Chili's

A.J. Pierzynski Released By Long Island Chili's

"We wish him the best in his future endeavors." The Westbury, New York Chili's announced Thursday that it had let former Twins catcher and 17-year MLB veteran A.J. Pierzynski go from his job as kitchen manager. "It just wasn't working out with A.J.  It was time for us to part ways," said Tony Willman, the restaurant's general manager. Pierzynski had been brought into the Chili's to provide leadership to a kitchen staff that had been messing up orders, showing up late and being disrespectful to servers, bar staff and even patrons. According to multiple sources within the restaurant,...
Over the Monster Jul 11, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: Babe Ruth, Larry Lucchino, A.J. Pierzynski

Today's links look at the debut of Babe Ruth, the mind of Larry Lucchino and the reign of A.J. Pierzynski. Babe Ruth debuted for the Red Sox 100 years ago today. And he never played for another team. Don't bother looking that up, but read this. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald) Little known fact: Dan Shaughnessy thought it was a terrible idea to start him that game. (Bonus fact: this link  is to an interview between Shaughnessy and Larry Lucchino.) (Dan Shaughnessy; Boston Globe) A few opinions on A.J: First off, LEAVE A.J. ALONE! (Eric Wilbur; Boston.com) Second: It was probably for the...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 10, 2014

Gabe Kapler on MFB: A.J. Pierzynski ‘a harmless individual’ who ‘just didn’t perform’ in Boston

Fox Sports 1 analyst and former Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler checked in with Middays with MFB on Thursday to discuss the Red Sox’ struggles and the controversy surrounding A.J. Pierzynski. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. The Red Sox released Pierzynski on Wednesday, and reports indicate the veteran [...]

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