5 years ago

Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the Rangers will meet with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski in Arlington on Tuesday.

The Rangers are looking to add some punch to their lineup after losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli in free agency, so Pierzynski would fit nicely. However, the 35-year-old backstop won't come cheap after hitting .278 with 27 homers and an .827 OPS in 135 games this past season. It's also risky to give a big contract to an aging catcher. If signed, Pierzynski would likely be used in a platoon with the right-handed hitting Geovany Soto.