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Pierzynski Meets With Rangers

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    A.J. Pierzynski is no longer the all-star caliber catcher the soon-to-be 36-year-old used to be.

    But he'd be a massive upgrade on what the Texas Rangers currently have at the catcher position, and sources have told ESPN Chicago that he met with the Rangers on Tuesday night.

    Pierzynski has long been one of the most hated guys in baseball, even sometimes by his own teammates, but some say he has toned down a bit in his older age and he's coming off a career year as far as power goes.

    He's probably looking for a two-year deal and could be a huge addition to the Rangers, not only behind the plate where he'd split time with Geovany Soto, but also at the plate where he would be a left-handed bat in a lineup massively devoid of them.

    He hit a career-high 27 home runs last year with the White Sox and tied a career high with 77 RBIs while making $6 million.