A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 days ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 months ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup against the Rockies on Saturday.

With lefty Jorge De La Rosa set to take the mound for Colorado, the 38-year-old will get the day off once again. Ryan Lavarnway, who will bat eighth in the lineup, will man the backstop.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 months ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

It's not a big surprise that the veteran Pierzynski will receive a day game following a night game off. Ryan Lavarnway will start behind the dish in his place, batting eighth for the Braves.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 months ago

Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

The homer was Pierzynski's second of July and sixth of the season. He seems to be seeing the ball well at the moment to put it mildly, having collected three or more hits in each of his last three games to raise his average from .258 to .289. However, he could be due for a day off Thursday after starting four straight, with an early-afternoon game on tap.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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.