A. J. Pierzynski C STL 4 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 STL 4 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 STL 4 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.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 4 Months

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Pierzynski will head back to the bench after just two straight starts, with Tony Cruz catching and Matt Carpenter serving as the DH against right-hander Kevin Gausman. In 10 games since joining St. Louis, Pierzynski is 10-for-35 with a double, a homer and five RBI.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 4 Months

Pierzynski went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Friday's 12-2 loss to the Orioles.

Pierzynski continues to swing the bat well for the Cardinals. Since being signed back on July 25 to replace Yadier Molina (thumb) as the starting catcher, the 37-year-old veteran has hit .313 (10-for-32) with one home run, four RBI and four runs scored.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 5 Months

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

After starting three straight for the Red Birds, Pierzynski will take a seat in favor of Tony Cruz. The 37-year-old backstop had been riding a three-game hit streak, but has just one extra-base hit since joining the Cardinals.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 5 Months

A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-4 in his Cardinals debut on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field, playing a big role in a 6-3 win over the rival Cubs.

Pierzynski grounded out in his first at-bat but singled in the next three, driving home an important insurance run in the Cards' four-run seventh inning. He was not hitting well in Boston, but the 37-year-old catcher has good career offensive numbers and is going to get semi-regular playing time in St. Louis while Yadier Molina (thumb) is out. Pierzynski is relevant again in deep mixed fantasy leagues.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 5 Months

A.J. Pierzynski is in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

He's hitting sixth in the lineup for his Cardinals debut. While he's a shell of his former self, as long as he's receiving regular playing time behind the dish in St. Louis, he's fantasy-relevant again in two-catcher formats.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 5 Months

Cardinals signed C A.J. Pierzynski.

Pierzynski will be active and in uniform for Saturday's game against the Cubs. The 37-year-old catcher was hitting .254/.286/.348 with four homers over 72 games before being cut loose by the Red Sox.

A. J. Pierzynski C STL 5 Months

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Cardinals have reached an agreement with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

The veteran backstop is already in Chicago and will join the team before Saturday's game. His arrival likely signals the end of George Kottaras' brief time with the Cardinals. Pierzynzki should see the bulk of the playing time behind the plate, and is certainly worth a look in deep two-catcher mixed leagues.