A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 7 Days

Pierzynski is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants.

Pierzynski will get the start in place of Yadier Molina, who is sidelined with an oblique injury. Pierzynski will catch John Lackey and bat sixth against Giants starter Tim Hudson.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 11 Days

Pierzynski will be on the Cardinals' NLCS roster, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pierzynski was left off the team's 25-man roster in the NLDS, but he'll take the spot of Sam Freeman this round. He likely won't see a lot of playing time, if any, but his inclusion on the roster is at least noteworthy after his limited playing time down the stretch.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 20 Days

Pierzynski was not included on the Cardinals' NLDS roster, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Pierzysnki barely played in September, logging all of 14 at-bats after Yadier Molina's return from the DL, so this by no means comes as a surprise. Tony Cruz will serve as the lone backup to Molina in the NLDS, and while Pierzynski could still be an option should the team advance, he may have played his last game with the Cardinals and perhaps in the majors.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzynski will likely see his playing time dwindle come Friday, when Yadier Molina (thumb) is expected to be activated from the disabled list.

As one of the game's best two-way players, Molina doesn't figure to yield many starts to his backups down the stretch, especially as the Cardinals continue to battle a bevy of teams for a playoff spot. Pierzynski may have to settle for as little as one or no starts per week, if the team doesn't release the veteran outright.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

After he started behind the plate Tuesday night, Pierzynski will receive the day off for Wednesday's early start. Tony Cruz will be behind the plate in his place, catching for the third time in four games.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Backup Tony Cruz will serve as the catcher Monday for starter John Lackey, as the Cardinals look to fend off the Pirates and gain ground on the NL Central-leading Brewers.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Pierzynski sits Sunday following a 1-for-5 night at the plate in an extended Saturday night game. Tony Cruz gets the start in his place and will bat eighth for the Cardinals.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

Tony Cruz will step in to catch starter Adam Wainwright, pushing Pierzynski to the bench for the third time in five games. It appears as though the playing time behind the plate for St. Louis will continue to be split fairly evenly.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Pierzynski seems to have settled into a timeshare with Tony Cruz, as Cruz will have caught four of the last eight games for the Cardinals. The 37-year-old Pierzynski does have two multi-hit games so far in August, and has one home run since being acquired by St. Louis in late-July.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH STL 2 Months

Pierzysnki is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

Pierzynski will sit for the third time five games, and it seems he and Tony Cruz may continue to alternate starts for the foreseeable future.