A. J. Pierzynski
Even when the Rangers drop an 11-spot hammer on the Angels, the Rangers know where their Texas toast is buttered: “Pitching, pitching, pitching.”
Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Rangers rallied from a late three-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Angels on Monday night.
The Texas Rangers have completed a one-year contract with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
The Rangers are staying in touch with free-agent outfielder Cody Ross after having a meeting with him. But Texas is also starting to look into free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn.
The Texas Rangers have agreed to sign free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, according to CBSSports.com’s Scott Miller. The one-year deal is pending a physical and is worth $7.5 million, reports Jon Heyman.
In a winter that has so far been about subtraction (Hamilton, Mike Napoli, Michael Young, Mike Adams, Koji Uehara), the Rangers will need some addition — even if it’s not Greinke-level exciting.
Although each team is chock full of talent, there were nonetheless players who didn’t make the cut despite stellar first-half statistics.
Kevin Youkilis, Adam Dunn and Alex Rios homered in the first inning off Roy Oswalt and All-Star Chris Sale won his 10th game Tuesday night and the Chicago White Sox routed the Texas Rangers 19-2.