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A.J. Pierzynski
Apr 17: Pierzynski will not be in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Pierzynski will get the night off after starting the last four games behind the plate. He's gone hitless in 11 at-bats over his last three games and could probably benefit from the maintenance day.

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Apr 13: Pierzynski went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Yankees. Pierzynski has been swinging a hot bat lately, having recorded multi-hit games in three of his last four starts.

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Apr 9: Pierzynski is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. Pierzynski picked up three hits in each of his last two games, but he will get a day off with the Red Sox playing a day game following a night game, and facing a left-hander, Robbie Ross. David Ross will get the start behind the plate Wednesday afternoon.

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Apr 8: Pierzynski had three hits and scored two runs in Monday night's win over Texas. It's been a slow start for Pierzynski, who had two hits in his first 16 at-bats entering Monday night's game.

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Apr 6: Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Sunday, according to WEEI.com. David Ross enters the lineup for the second time in six games. Pierzynski is 2-for-15 with one RBI and four strikeouts in four games thus far with his new team.

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Mar 31: Pierzynski made his Boston debut Monday and went 1-for-4 in a 2-1 loss to Baltimore. Pierzynski batted eighth in the order and worked well with starter Jon Lester.

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Mar 9: Pierzynski (ankle) returned to game action in Saturday's exhibition game against Baltimore. Pierzynski rolled his ankle earlier this week and has not played since. He went 0-for-2 and had a passed ball Saturday.

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Mar 4: Pierzynski (ankle) will sit out Wednesday and Thursday, with the hopes of a Friday return, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. Manager John Farrell stated that "He's got a little bit of swelling in there today but this is a couple, three days maybe before he's back behind the plate." Pierzynski rolled his ankle during Monday's spring game, and as expected, he'll rest a few days as a result. Expect him to be back close to Friday, as this minor ailment shouldn't put his start to 2014 in jeopardy.

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Mar 3: Pierzynski exited Monday's exhibition game after rolling his ankle, the Boston Globe reports. Pierzynski said he was fine afterwards, so this minor injury shouldn't hang up the veteran catcher for more than a brief period of time. He remains in line to be the No. 1 catcher for the Red Sox on Opening Day.

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Feb 20: Pierzynski (ankle) caught bullpen sessions Wednesday, ESPN Boston reports. Pierzynski rolled his ankle Monday and sat out Tuesday's workouts. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Pierzynski is fine.

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Feb 18: Pierzynski turned his ankle in drills Monday and did not catch bullpens Tuesday, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports. It seems Pierzynski was held back from catching Tuesday simply as a precaution, as he's expected to do so Wednesday. Health permitting, the 37-year-old will likely catch around 100-110 games for Boston this season.

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Feb 18: Pierzynski is expected to catch roughly 100-110 games this season, WEEI.com reports. David Ross will catch the rest of the games. This was the workload presented to Pierzynski when the Red Sox first engaged in talks with the free-agent catcher. The breakdown between the two catchers could occur based on whether a righty or lefty is on the mound for the opponent. Pierzynski would start primarily against right-handers with Ross starting against left-handers.

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