Red Sox officially announce signing of A.J. Pierzynski

December 04, 2013 - 9:32 am

The Red Sox on Wednesday confirmed the signing of catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year deal and will introduce him to the media in a conference call late Wednesday afternoon. The 36-year-old Pierzynski has spent 16 seasons in the majors, including 2013 with the Rangers. Prior to that, he spent eight seasons with the White Sox. He also played for the Giants (2004) and Twins (1998-2003). Owner of a .995 career fielding percentage -- ranking him best all-time among catchers with at least 1,000 games behind the plate -- Pierzynski led the league and set a Rangers record with a .998 fielding percentage in 2013. He also is known for his durability, setting a record by catching at least 110 games in each of the last 13 seasons. Pierzynski is a career .322 hitter in 33 games at Fenway Park (including postseason).