|Dec. 4 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 CST12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-The Red Sox have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year contract.
Analysis: The lefty-hitting Pierzynski replaces Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the Boston lineup. Righty David Ross served as the backup last season but took over the job in the World Series after Saltalamacchia's throwing error helped lead to the obstruction call that gave St. Louis a victory in Game 3. Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season with Texas.
|Dec. 3 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 CST1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)2:24 PM CT-Pierzynski is closing in on a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Analysis: Pierzynski hit .272 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs last season, his only one with the Texas Rangers. He spent the previous eight years with the Chicago White Sox, playing in at least 128 games each season. Pierzynski has a .283 career average with 172 homers and 800 RBIs.
|Aug. 20 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 CST1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Pierzynski was 4 for 5 with his 14th homer and drove in four runs in Texas' 16-5 win over Houston on Monday.
Analysis: Pierzynski is 14 for 37 over his last nine games with nine RBIs.
|Aug. 12 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET16:14 ET20:14 GMT4:14 CST1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST3:44 PM VEN0:14 UAE (+1)3:14 PM CT-Pierzynski has been ejected from Monday's game against Houston for arguing a call during Yu Darvish's bid for a perfect game.
Analysis: Pierzynski was tossed in the sixth inning with Texas ahead 2-0. Darvish had not allowed a runner when he threw a 2-2 breaking ball with two outs to Jonathan Villar. Darvish began walking off the mound and Pierzynski started heading to the dugout, but plate umpire Ron Kulpa said it was low. Pierzynski didn't like the call and started yelling in Kulpa's face. Pierzynski was quickly tossed and replaced by Geovany Soto.
|Aug. 11 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Pierzynski went yard to help the Rangers to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Analysis: Pierzynski went 2 for 4 with his shot reaching the second deck in right field.
|Aug. 2 1:50 PM PT2:50 PM MT3:50 PM CT4:50 PM ET16:50 ET20:50 GMT4:50 CST1:50 PM MST3:50 PM EST4:20 PM VEN0:50 UAE (+1)3:50 PM CT-Pierzynski had three hits, homered and drove in three runs in the Rangers' 7-1 win over Arizona on Thursday.
Analysis: Pierzynski, who now has a .279 average, was batting .222 with three RBIs in his previous 13 games.
|July 23 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 CST7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Pierzynski had two hits in a 3-0 win over the Yanks on Monday.
Analysis: Pierzynski is muddling along with a .754 OPS for the Rangers.
|June 18 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET15:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 CST12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE2:03 PM CT-Pierzynski went 2 for 3 with a homer in Monday's 8-7 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Pierzynski is batting .371 in his last 10 games in Arlington.
|June 5 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 CST3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Pierzynski had three hits in the Texas Rangers' 17-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Pierzynski, now batting .300, is 11 for 21 (.524) in his last seven games.
|May 9 11:28 PM PT12:28 AM MT1:28 AM CT2:28 AM ET2:28 ET6:28 GMT14:28 CST11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST1:58 AM VEN10:28 UAE1:28 AM CT-Pierzynski returned to action and went 1 for 3 in a 1-0 loss to Oakland on Tuesday. He had been on the disabled list after an MRI exam revealed a strained right abdominal muscle.
Analysis: The 16-year veteran had been on the disabled list only one other time in his career, missing 17 games due to a fractured left wrist in 2011.
|Apr. 30 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 CST3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Pierzynski is out of the starting lineup for the series opener against his former team, the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Pierzynski is dealing with soreness and bruising on his right side, though manager Ron Washington said the catcher was available to pinch hit if needed Tuesday night. Pierzynski is hitting .295, and his eight-game hitting streak is the longest for Texas this season.
|Apr. 13 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET20:06 GMT4:06 CST1:06 PM MST3:06 PM EST3:36 PM VEN0:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-Pierzynski had two hits in a 3-1 loss to the M's on Friday.
Analysis: Pierzynski is 4 for 7 with a solo homer in this series.
|Apr. 6 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 CST2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Pierzynski had three hits and drove in a run in a 3-2 victory over the Angels on Friday.
Analysis: Pierzynski is 5 for 7 over his last two games.