A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 11 Days

A.J. Pierzynski belted a two-run homer in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday.

The veteran backstop finished the afternoon 2-for-4. His two run blast off Hiroki Kuroda evened the score at 2-2 in the second inning after the Yankees had jumped out to an early lead. He's off to a fast start at the dish this season, slashing .344/.344/.438 with four RBI.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 15 Days

A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

All three of Pierzynski's hits were singles. He was one of three Red Sox batters to finish with three hits, driving his average up to .333 in the process. Expect the average to fall, but the power should come along sooner or later.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 16 Days

A.J. Pierzynski managed three singles in four at-bats versus his old team in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Pierzynski impressed neither offensively (2-for-16) nor defensively during the first week of the season, but his swing-at-everything philosophy worked out tonight. He scored twice in the game. That's something he did just five times while finishing with 48 runs scored last year.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 2 Months

A.J. Pierzynski (ankle) will be re-evaluated on Friday in hopes of being cleared to return to Grapefruit League action.

Out since Monday with a sprained left ankle, Pierzynski went through baseball activities on Thursday but the Red Sox want to see how he feels Friday before he's allowed to return to game action. He's likely to get in a game this weekend.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 2 Months

A.J. Pierzynski (ankle) won't return to action until at least Friday.

Pierzynski rolled his left ankle during Monday's game. It's not a big concern, but the Red Sox can afford to play it safe with him this early in camp. "He's got a little bit of swelling in there today but this is a couple, three days maybe before he's back behind the plate," said manager John Farrell. "The one thing is it's twice in camp that it's happened so we have to be a little more cautious right now."

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 2 Months

A.J. Pierzynski left Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates after turning his ankle.

It's the second ankle injury that Pierzynski has suffered this spring, but he should be fine. He signed a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the Red Sox over the winter and will serve as their primary starting catcher.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 2 Months

A.J. Pierzynski didn't catch bullpen sessions Tuesday after turning his ankle on Monday.

Pierzynski is expected to resume catching bullpen session Wednesday, so it's not a big deal. The veteran backstop landed a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the Red Sox during the offseason and is expected to serve as the primary catcher in 2014.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 5 Months

Red Sox signed C A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year, $8.25 million contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Tuesday that the two sides had agreed to a deal, and it has become official after Pierzynski passed a physical. The 36-year-old earned $7.5 million in 2013 while batting .272/.297/.425 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI over 134 games with Texas. He'll start against right-handers, while David Ross figures to see the bulk of the time against southpaws.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 5 Months

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that A.J. Pierzynski's one-year deal with the Red Sox is for $8.25 million.

The deal is pending a physical. Pierzynski likely could have received two years elsewhere, but it appears that the Red Sox paid more to get him at one year. The 36-year-old earned $7.5 million in 2013 while batting .272/.297/.425 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI over 134 games with Texas.

A. J. Pierzynski C/DH BOS 5 Months

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that A.J. Pierzynski will get a one-year deal from the Red Sox.

Pierzynski's low on-base percentage doesn't really fit in with Boston's typical approach, but the Red Sox preferred him over Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who will almost certainly get a multi-year deal in free agency. The Red Sox have prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart on the way, so Pierzynski will essentially function as a stopgap option. He should retain most of his fantasy value with the move from Texas to Boston.