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A.J. Pierzynski

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  • White Sox's defense aids Humber's perfect game

    White Sox's defense aids Humber's perfect game
    SEATTLE — Catcher A.J. Pierzynski said he was more nervous Saturday than he was during any juncture during the White Sox's 2005 World Series. "There's no buildup for this," Pierzynski said after retrieving Humber's sharp slider and throwing to...
  • Position analysis: High bar for Rios in 2013

    Position analysis: High bar for Rios in 2013
    The only question for Alex Rios entering the 2013 season will be: Can he come close to repeating what he achieved in 2012, particularly in an odd-numbered season? Rios’ performance in 2012 was more than what general manager Ken Williams...
  • Tyler Flowers gets White Sox start vs. Tigers

    Tyler Flowers gets White Sox start vs. Tigers
    Tyler Flowers will give Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski a day off, as the Sox try to make it two victories in a row over the Tigers. Flowers will catch Gavin Floyd, who has a 2-1 record and 3.35 earned-run average against the Tigers in eight...
  • Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    What is it about baseball that requires/supports such a large minor-league system, compared to the NFL or NBA? Is baseball really that much more difficult to master that it takes years in the minors to improve enough to advance the major-league level? I...
  • Position analysis: Streaky Viciedo steps up

    Position analysis: Streaky Viciedo steps up
    The late Loyd Christopher, a longtime scout who played briefly for the White Sox, told a disappointed group of high school players more than 30 years ago that statistics "don't mean a thing." That proved true last spring for left fielder Dayan Viciedo,...
  • Wicked slider wasn't even in Humber's arsenal early last year

    Wicked slider wasn't even in Humber's arsenal early last year
    That pitch that got away from A.J. Pierzynski to end Phil Humber's perfect game Saturday? The same pitch that Michael Saunders and John Jaso couldn't lay off earlier in the ninth? Those were sliders, wicked, wicked sliders. "Hard, sharp and quick," said...
  • Sox position analysis: A.J. not easily replaced

    Sox position analysis: A.J. not easily replaced
    Two years ago, the Chicago White Sox were prepared to sign Miguel Olivo to a two-year contract before A.J. Pierzynski struck a last-minute deal that provided the team with one of its best values since the turn of this century. But there will be no...
  • Orioles' Wieters gets rare day off

    Orioles' Wieters gets rare day off
    If it were up to Matt Wieters, he'd catch 162 games in a season. That, of course, will never happen. "I'd like to catch them all," Wieters said with a smile, "but I don't think that is physically possible." Orioles manager Buck Showalter sat Wieters...
  • Power rankings: No. 24 Twins

    Power rankings: No. 24 Twins
    Fans in St. Louis have it easy. They're merely conflicted about who to blame for Albert Pujols' departure. The feelings of many Twins fans are much more awkward. Everyone loves Joe Mauer, don't they? But business is business, and the hometown icon has...
  • The Sox are done, so Williams had better get started

    It doesn’t do any good to fire Ozzie Guillen. It doesn’t do any good because he’s not to blame. The White Sox players are. Blame them. Trade them. This Sox season is o-vuh. Sox management shoved “All In,’’...
  • Quentin late scratch from White Sox lineup

    Quentin late scratch from White Sox lineup
    Carlos Quentin was a late scratch from Saturday's White Sox lineup due to a bruised left knee. He was listed as day-to-day. His spot in right field was taken by Brent Lillibridge, who batted eighth. A.J. Pierzynski moved up to fifth in the order, with...