A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 22 hours ago

Pierzynski is out of the Braves' lineup Friday.

This is just a standard day off for the veteran catcher, as he has started the last five games, notching three extra-base hits over that span. Ryan Lavarnway will get the start behind the dish Friday and hit eighth against the Phillies.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 week ago

Pierzysnki is not in the starting lineup against the Pirates on Friday night.

With lefty Francisco Liriano on the mound, the Braves will give Ryan Lavarnway the start behind the plate Friday night.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski isn't in Sunday's lineup against the Mets, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The veteran backstop is likely just receiving a scheduled afternoon off Sunday following six straight starts behind the plate. Ryan Lavarnway will receive the start in his place, batting eighth for the Braves.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Pierzynski will receive a regular day off after starting back-to-back games behind the plate, but should be available in a pinch-hit situation, if needed. Christian Bethancourt will man the backstop in his stead.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Thursday.

He is the primary catcher in Atlanta, but will get the day off in a day game after a night game. Christian Bethancourt will get the start Thursday.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 4 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

With lefty Jeff Locke on the mound for the Pirates, Fredi Gonzalez opted to start Christian Bethancourt behind the plate. Pierzynski has struggled against left handers this season, batting just .125 over 16 at-bats.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 month ago

Pierzynski hit a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning Wednesday against Arizona.

Unfortunately, the homer off D-Backs closer Brad Ziegler only cut one run off a 9-7 lead, so it wasn't enough for a comeback. Nonetheless, after undergoing a rapid cooling phase, Pierzynski has bounced back a bit, with a four-game hitting streak -- two of those being pinch hits.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 month ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday.

This is just a standard day off for Pierzynski, who had a two-RBI hit in Tuesday's game. Christian Bethancourt will get the start behind the dish and hit eighth Wednesday.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 month ago

Pierzynski will be held out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez elected to give Christian Bethancourt a second consecutive start, but with the young catcher still hitting below the Mendoza Line for the season, Pierzynski should continue to see the larger portion of the timeshare behind the plate. The 38-year-old isn't nearly the defensive presence that Bethancourt is, but his .255/.299/.396 at least gives the Braves a modicum of offense from the catcher spot.

A. J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 month ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

May has been a disastrous month for Pierzynski (.131/.185/.180), and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit Sunday as well with lefty Madison Bumgarner due up for San Francisco.