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Pierzinski Designated For Assignment

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 14:  Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians slides safely home as A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox tags him without the ball in his glove in the 7th inning  at Fenway Park on June 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 14: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians slides safely home as A.J. Pierzynski #40 of the Boston Red Sox tags him without the ball in his glove in the 7th inning at Fenway Park on June 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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The Boston Red Sox have designated catcher A.J. Pierzinski for assignment Wednesday and purchased the contract of prospect Christian Vazquez from the Pawtucket Red Sox.  Pierzinski — a former New Britain Rock Cat —  is a two-time All-Star and a Silver Slugger award winner.

Vazquez is expected to start tonight when the Red Sox host the White Sox.

See the story from CBS Boston

 

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