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A.J. Pierzynski

  1. The Cardinals activate Yadier Molina

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:38 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    He’s in the lineup tonight, batting sixth against the Cubs.

  2. Yadier Molina swings a bat for first time since surgery for ligament tear in his right thumb

    Aug 20, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

    yadier molina cardinals getty

    Yadier Molina is beginning to make some progress. Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly reports that the star catcher took swings in an indoor batting cage Wednesday at Busch Stadium for the first time since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb July 9 on an awkward side-swiping slide into third base.

  3. Yadier Molina hopes to resume swinging this week

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Great news here for the second-place Cardinals. Injured catcher Yadier Molina told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Tuesday afternoon that he is hoping to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

  4. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  5. Yadier Molina to miss 8-12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    yadier molina getty

    A tough, tough break for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina.

  6. Shocker: the Red Sox publicly criticize A.J. Pierzynski after cutting him

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    Death. Taxes. The Red Sox throwing a guy under the bus as he leaves the team.

  7. Despite instant replay, ejections are actually up this year

    Jun 26, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

    Come for the data, stay for the hilarious A.J. Pierzynski anecdote.

  8. Twins demote Josmil Pinto back to Triple-A

    Jun 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Josmil Pinto Twins

    One side effect of the Twins signing Kendrys Morales to be their everyday designated hitter is that it pushed Josmil Pinto out of the lineup and, it turns out, back to the minors.

  9. Wil Myers to see doctor about wrist injury

    May 31, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

    Wil Myers Getty

    Rays outfielder Wil Myers injured his wrist in a collision with teammate Desmond Jennings last night.

  10. David Ortiz scratched from Red Sox’s lineup with calf injury

    May 29, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    David Ortiz has been scratched from the Red Sox’s lineup tonight because of a sore right calf, causing manager John Farrell to adjust his original lineup that was posted in the clubhouse.

  11. Red Sox defeat Braves, snap 10-game losing streak

    May 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox dug out of an early hole this afternoon to snap their 10-game losing streak.

  12. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli out of lineup for Red Sox

    May 24, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox are going to be short-handed as they attempt to snap their eight-game losing streak.

  13. Brandon Morrow walks eight, gets pulled with no-hitter intact

    Apr 26, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow

    He still probably performed better than the guy calling the balls and strikes.

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  15. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  16. White Sox sticking with Tyler Flowers as starting catcher

    Mar 17, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tyler Flowers

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said yesterday that Tyler Flowers will begin the season as the team’s starting catcher “unless something drastically changes.” Josh Phegly, Hector Gimenez, and Rule 5 pick Adrian Nieto are the other options, so it’s not as if Flowers had stiff competition for the gig, but he’s coming off a miserable…

  17. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    Choo Fielder

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. First up: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Were the bold moves bold enough? The past two offseasons seasons saw the division…

  18. Geovany Soto out three weeks after foot surgery, still expected to be ready for season

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

    Geovany Soto AP

    According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers catcher Geovany Soto will be sidelined for three weeks after he underwent surgery this morning to remove a small bone that was putting pressure on a tendon in his left foot. Despite the surgery, the Rangers still expect Soto to be ready for Opening Day.…

  19. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  20. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings pic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  21. Report: Rangers moving toward deal with catcher J.P. Arencibia

    Dec 6, 2013, 12:13 AM EDT

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    The Rangers are zeroing in on catching help on the heels of A.J. Pierzynski leaving Texas for a one-year deal with the World Series champion Red Sox. While Kurt Suzuki was mentioned as a possibility earlier this week, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and J.P. Arencibia are “progressing” toward a deal. Arencibia…

  22. A.J. Pierzynski approaching rare territory for catchers

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    Despite his remarkable consistency and durability, A.J. Pierzynski was unable to secure a multiyear deal again this winter. After spending 2013 with the Rangers, he’s joining the Red Sox on another one-year pact. Working against Pierzynski is his age and throwing arm. Pierzynski turns 37 later this month, and he’s never been great at gunning…

  23. Rangers looking to Kurt Suzuki for catching help

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki

    Texas quickly re-signed Geovany Soto knowing that A.J. Pierzynski was likely a goner via free agency and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are targeting Kurt Suzuki to pair with Soto behind the plate. Soto and Suzuki are both right-handed hitters, so it’s not an ideal pairing, but Suzuki has always had…

  24. Report: Red Sox agree to one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pierzynski’s one-year deal is worth $8.25 million. 8:57 a.m. ET: Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Pierzysnki will get a one-year deal. He’ll essentially function as a stopgap option with the Red Sox, as prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart aren’t too far away from the big leagues. 8:23 a.m.…

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