A.J. Pierzynski Returns to Busy White Sox
The two-year deal, expected to be worth $8 million, was first reported by FOXSports.com. Earlier Thursday, the White Sox reached agreement on a four-year deal with free agent Adam Dunn that will become official after he takes a physical Friday.
But Kenny Williams saved some money for a guy who has been entrenched at U.S. Cellular Field since 2005. The starting catcher for the White Sox since then, Pierzynski is a guy other teams love to hate for his particular brand of gamesmanship, but they obviously like having him around on the South Side.
A two-time All-Star, Pierzynski didn't do much at the plate in 2010, hitting .270 with a .688 OPS in 128 games, but he knows the pitching staff and that's job one for the veteran.
Pierzynski will be taking a pay cut from the $6.75 million he earned last season, but his comfort level in Chicago presumably made a difference.