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Pierzynski returning to White Sox

Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:36 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2010 10:28 pm
A.J. Pierzynski Well, usually we update at the bottom here, but usually the first update isn't so different than the update.

Anyway, A.J. Pierzynski has re-signed with the White Sox, according to's Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter ). The deal is for two years and $8 million.

PREVIOUSLY: With Adam Dunn on board and hoping to bring back Paul Konerko, it appears A.J. Pierzynski will not return to the White Sox next season. Pierzynski is "close" to signing with the Blue Jays, the Chicago Sun-Times ' Joe Cowley writes .

"I value A.J.. I would love to have him back," White Sox general manager Kenny Williams said on a  conference call. "My delimma right now is do you take such an overture and let it take you out of the payroll zone that you may need to get a Paul Konerko back. We're in a holding pattern because to be honest, the next thing I would like to put back in a Sox uniform is Paul Konerko."

Cowley writes the team could pursue Miguel Olivo to bolster their backstop rotation of Tyler Flowers and Ramon Castro.

UPDATE:'s Ken Rosenthal adds a "not so fast" report, tweeting that the Jays are not close to a deal with Pierzynski and that the White Sox are still very much in the hunt to retain their catcher.

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Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2010 12:08 am

Pierzynski returning to White Sox

I like AJ, he brings a certain nastiness to the catcher position, but Im glad my Jays didnt get him....he belongs with the Sox.  Besides, we want to see what Arencibia will do and if we were going to sign a veteran catcher, might as well have kept Buck.

Since: Mar 3, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 8:57 pm

Pierzynski may be headed north

The Blue Jays seem like the only team for AJ, but I could also see Colorado being a good fit.  AJ dose seem happy with the Sox, but I don't think hes what we need.  We need Tyler Flowers to be the starter for we can get younger in the starting lineup, and for more bat power.  

I wish AJ the best of luck in his next two-three years.  Then he'll call it quits 

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