A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 4 days ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Tuesday for the second straight day.

Pierzynski was held out Monday with left-hander Brett Anderson on the mound, and he will sit Tuesday for the second day in a row with an even tougher left-hander -- Clayton Kershaw -- on the mound for the Dodgers. Christian Bethancourt will get another start behind the plate Tuesday night.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 5 days ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Christian Bethancourt will get the nod against lefty Brett Anderson as Pierzysnki sits following two straight starts. The 38-year-old Pierzynski seemed to have fallen behind Bethancourt there toward the middle of May -- he sat five times in an eight-game stretch -- but he's started six of the last eight.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 week ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

This would seem to just be a standard day off for Pierzynski. Alex Wood was scratched and Eric Stults will make the start Friday, so the Braves may have opted to go with the defensive-minded Christian Bethancourt to try to lessen the downgrade at pitcher.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 week ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

Pierzynski will get the day off following an 0-for-3 night at the plate Wednesday and four straight starts. Christian Bethancourt will start behind the dish Thursday, bating eighth for the Braves.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Pierzynski will sit in favor of Christian Bethancourt for a second straight game and for the fourth time in six games. The dip in playing time has coincided with Pierzynski's bat cooling -- he's gone just 4-for-29 with zero extra-base hits to begin May.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Pierzynski will sit in favor of Christian Bethancourt for a second straight game and for the fourth time in six games. The dip in playing time has coincided with Pierzynski's bat cooling -- he's gone just 4-for-29 with zero extra-base hits to begin May.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Pierzysnki will give way to Christian Bethancourt behind the plate after an 0-for-5 showing in Tuesday's loss. While the 38-year-old Pierzynski does still seem to have a slight leg up in terms of playing time, he's just 4-for-29 to begin May and it's possible he and Bethancourt could be used in a more even timeshare moving forward.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.

Pierzynski is starting to lose steam from his hot start to the season, and Christian Bethancourt is beginning to take back starts as a result. A 1-for-12 showing over his last four games has dropped Pierzynski's batting average to .323, and it should only plunge further from here. Those who rostered him after the impressive early-season production should begin to explore other options at catcher.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals, David O'Brien of the Atkabta Journal-Constitution reports.

Pierzynski hasn't seen that many games as a regular for the Braves, starting 17 out of 29 games for them despite raking with a .323/.356/.508 slash line. Defensive specialist Christian Bethancourt will get the start instead against Doug Fister.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday.

This is just a standard day off for Pierzynski, who has started four of the last five games for Atlanta. Christian Bethancourt will get the start at catcher and hit sixth Wednesday.