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White Sox reach two-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski

Dec 2, 2010, 10:35 PM EDT

A.J. Pierzynski

A few hours ago, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Blue Jays were close to a contract with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.  That was incorrect.

From Ken Rosenthal of comes word that the White Sox have agreed to a two-year deal with Pierzynski, possibly worth $8 million.

Pierzynski, 33, hit 270/.300/.388 with nine home runs and 56 RBI over 474 at-bats in 2010.  He may begin losing playing time next year to up-and-coming catching prospect Tyler Flowers, but the veteran Pierzynski should still wind up with around 350-400 at-bats.

The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will roll on with the intention of starting J.P. Arencibia at catcher in 2011.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 3, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    The story that the Jays were interested in him was difficult to believe. They would certainly not offer him a 2 year contract. I suspect that his agent was trying to pressure the White Sox with that “leak”.

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