A.J. Pierzynski

Mike Petraglia
May 05, 2014 - 7:42 am
It was one of the moves made in the offseason that was intended to improve the safety of the catcher and base runner at home plate. The " Buster Posey Rule" (listed at the bottom of this page) was implemented this offseason to clarify the existing rule that says the catcher cannot block the plate...
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Rob Bradford
May 01, 2014 - 10:01 am
This was from A.J. Pierzynski with Joe Castiglione and Dave O'€™Brien on the Red Sox radio broadcast immediately following the Red Sox '€™ win over the Blue Jays Friday night: "I just feel more like myself. I haven't been myself," Pierzynski said. "I wasn't myself for the first 20 games. I just...
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April 09, 2014 - 4:52 pm
Perhaps it's overstating it to say A.J. Pierzynski expected David Ortiz to drive a rocket about 100 feet beyond the fence in right field in the eighth inning Wednesday for the game-winning three-run homer in a 4-2 win over the Rangers. But certainly it's safe to say he wasn't surprised. After all,...
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April 09, 2014 - 9:54 am
ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney joined Mut & Merloni on Wednesday to talk about the Red Sox outfield, Jackie Bradley Jr. and how the Red Sox view him, if Stephen Drew could still return and if A.J. Pierzynski is at risk of losing his job. To hear the interview, go to the Mut & Merloni audio...
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April 08, 2014 - 1:33 pm
It's been a less-than-seamless start to catcher A.J. Pierzynski 's Red Sox career. Late on Monday night, after a three-hit game that played a critical role in the Sox' 5-1 win over the Rangers, Pierzynski acknowledged that the start to his Red Sox tenure had been a frustrating one, after he'd...
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April 07, 2014 - 9:09 pm
If you'€™ve been discouraged watching A.J. Pierzynski over the first week of regular season games, you'€™re not alone. He'€™s been just as frustrated at the plate as fans may have been watching him. But Monday night was a turnaround of sorts for Pierzynski, who went 3-for-4 and was pivotal in...
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April 07, 2014 - 7:52 pm
Off the bat, Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski knew that teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. had a chance. Yes, the ball hit by Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia had no business being playable, but Pierzynski saw his right fielder taking flight towards the corner and recognized a player with uncommon defensive...
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Mike Petraglia
March 21, 2014 - 12:21 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- In many ways, it was the perfect outing for Jon Lester in what has been a nearly perfect spring training. He retired the side in order in the first, worked out of jams in the third and fourth innings. And he batted twice without getting injured. All in all, the lefty starter in...
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March 08, 2014 - 10:14 am
The final three months of 2013 represented something of a revelation in the performance of Shane Victorino . A switch-hitter throughout his big league career, Victorino was forced to bat exclusively right-handed (with a couple of brief exceptions) starting in early August, and he excelled while...
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March 07, 2014 - 10:45 am
Red Sox manager John Farrell offered injury updates on a number of players who have been sidelined for varying durations prior to Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Braves . Among them: -- Farrell said that right-hander Jake Peavy will throw a simulated game on Saturday and then, if all...
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