Pierzynski's future with Braves still uncertain

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Pierzynski, 39, wouldn't say after Saturday night's 10-inning victory over the Mets if he's played his last game.

''I don't know the answer to that question,'' he said. ''It's been discussed, obviously, but I don't know.''

He was not at the ballpark Sunday, but his jersey still hung in his locker and his name plate was in place. None of Pierzynski's belongings had been removed.

If he's played his last game with the Braves, Pierzynski made it memorable. He tagged out Wilmer Flores in a collision near the plate and singled in the 10th.

Pierzynski got plenty of uncustomary attention after a routine game for Atlanta, the NL's worst team. Teammates splashed him with water. His young children came out on the field, cigars were passed out and the ball he singled was authenticated.

Pierzynski, in his 16th full season, is hitting just .219 with two homers and 23 RBIs in 247 at-bats.

The Braves selected catcher Blake Lalli from Triple-A Gwinnett to replace Pierzynski.

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