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Rangers talk to White Sox about A.J. Pierzynski

May 17, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune and Bruce Levine of are both reporting that the Rangers have called the White Sox to “inquire” about A.J. Pierzynski.
Based on their 15-22 record alone the White Sox may soon be looking to dump veterans, but the timetable with Pierzynski is sped up a bit because he’s four weeks from gaining no-trade status as a “10-and-5” player.
In other words, if the White Sox want to trade Pierzynski without getting his permission first they have until the middle of next month to pull off a deal.
An impending free agent making $6.7 million this season, Pierzynski is hitting just .200 with a .545 OPS in 32 games. However, he’s thrown out 6-of-21 stolen base attempts for his highest rate since 2003 and has never finished with an OPS below .700 in nine full seasons. Texas has been in the market for catching help since last season and the 33-year-old Pierzynski would be a good short-term fix if Chicago starts selling.

  1. Dberg - May 17, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    “Pierzynski” is just another word for “ass”.

  2. JW4rmILnowinMN - May 17, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Those who hate AJ have their own problems.

  3. JustTheFacts - May 17, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Say what you want as you are entitled to but have you ever seen a player give more than 100 percent to winning for his team? White Sox have no depth in this department and he still has a few years left in him.

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