Many sources including Ken Rosenthal are tweeting that A.J. Pierzynski was designated for assignment. Catching prospect Christian Vazquez will be called up from Pawtucket to replace him. Everyone’s excited to see what this 23-year old has rather than watch Pierzynski pop out on the first pitch or get thrown out at second base trying to stretch a single into a double.
There was always the chance Pierzynski would get into a brawl, however, and that would have added some excitement to this season.
Let the youth movement begin!