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Pierzynski is “talking to the White Sox and some other teams”

Nov 30, 2010, 5:19 PM EST

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Asked about his free agency while doing a radio interview this morning, A.J. Pierzynski replied that he’s “talking to the White Sox and some other teams” and “everyone knows the White Sox would be right up there as my first choice.”

Chicago declined to offer Pierzynski arbitration because he likely would have accepted and locked himself into at least $6.25 million for 2011, but both sides seem open to working out a new deal for a lesser salary.

Pierzynski’s backup, Ramon Castro, is under contract for 2011 and it’s possible the White Sox could turn to prospect Tyler Flowers behind the plate.

Whatever happens, hopefully Pierzynski’s job search will go better than his mustache-growing.

  1. Amsterdamned - Nov 30, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    As a Dodgers fan I really hope they get him to be their catcher. I don’t like the guy one bit, but I can see him being a “like him if he’s on your team” guy, and I don’t think I can stomach a team with Juan Uribe *and* Miguel Olivo breaking out the sub-.300 OBP’s.

    • Lukehart80 - Nov 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM

      Hoping your favorite team gets A.J. Pierzynski because you’re concerned about the team’s OBP is hilarious.

      • Amsterdamned - Nov 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM

        Yeah well, what can ya do. It’s the lesser of the evils. Still, AJ may not be Adam Dunn, but he certainly isn’t Miguel Olivo when it comes to OBP.

  2. sosascork - Nov 30, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    You can always get your “Dropped Third Strike” Autograph instead, it’s on sale!

    http://shop.nbcsports.com/AJ-Pierzynski-Chicago-White-Sox—ALCS-Game-2-Dropped-3rd-Strike—16×20-Autographed-Photograph-_-669470508_PD.html

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