According to multiple sources, the Boston Red Sox will sign catcher A.J. Pierzynski to start behind the plate for the team in 2014. The move is likely to be for just one season, as Pierzynski will replace Jarrod Saltalamacchia until one of the team’s top catching prospects are ready to jump to the big leagues.
Pierzynski may turn 37 the end of this month, but he has been extremely durable. Since the 2002 season, Pierzynski has appeared in at least 125 games per season and has also been one of the more productive offensive backstops in the game over the past two years, combining for 44 home runs in 2012 and 2013 with the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers.