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Rangers interested in A.J. Pierzynski

Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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All offseason we’ve heard that the Rangers were looking for catching help and now, even after re-signing Geovany Soto to a one-year deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that they’re interested in A.J. Pierzynski.

Rosenthal notes that Texas’ righty dominated lineup could use a left-handed bat–especially if they fail to re-sign Josh Hamilton–and a Pierzynski-Soto platoon could be very productive.

Pierzynski is 35 years old and struggles to control the running game, but is coming off a career-year in which he hit .278 with 27 homers and an .827 OPS in 135 games for the White Sox. He’d never hit more than 18 homers before and hadn’t cracked an .800 OPS since 2003.

  1. mrfloydpink - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Wow, they are likely going to get the only catcher in MLB with an AAR (Assholishness above replacement) greater than the guy they just let go.

  2. stex52 - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Are they going to also set up the clubhouse with garlic and crosses to ward off evil spirits? Oh, it’s the Rangers. Never mind.

  3. cackalackyank - Dec 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Brian, are you in there? Did Hal give you the rest of the winter off? Last I heard your team needs a catcher? Brian…hello? Brian?

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