Veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski returning to Braves on one-year deal

Thursday November 12th, 2015

The Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, the team announced Thursday

Pierzynski, who turns 39 in December, signed a one-year deal with Atlanta prior to the 2015 season. He was the Braves’ primary catcher this season, posting his first .300 batting average since 2009 and his highest OPS (.769) since 2012. 

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Pierzynski had originally been signed to back up top prospect Christian Bethancourt but Bethancourt struggled defensively and at the plate, and spent much of the season in the minors as a result. 

- Dan Gartland

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