Report: Red Sox agree to deal with A.J. Pierzynski

December 03, 2013 - 3:00 am

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the Red Sox, according to a tweet from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. A deal with Pierzynski would appear to end the Red Sox' relationship with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was not tendered a qualifying offer last month. Pierzynski, 36, is a 16-year veteran who played for the Rangers last season on a one-year deal, hitting .272/.297/.425 with 17 home runs and 70 RBIs in 134 games. He previously spent eight seasons with the White Sox and also has played for the Giants (2004) and Twins (1998-2003). A lifetime .283/.322/.428 hitter, Pierzynski is known for his durability and outspoken personality, which has been known to get him in trouble with opposing players. A two-time All-Star (2002, '06), the lefty-hitting Pierzynski won a World Series in 2005 with the White Sox.