Pierzynski passes physical, source says
Free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has passed a physical, according to a source, clearing the way for a one-year deal with the Rangers.
With the Major League Baseball office closed for Christmas, the roster move won’t be made until at least next week. Pierzynski, who turns 36 later this month, hit .278 with a career-high 27 homers and 77 RBIs, matching a career best, in 135 games for the Chicago White Sox last season. and news directors that was announced Friday.
“I didn’t realize how much of an impact I made,” said Douglas. “But it’s starting to sink in.”
Douglas, who turns 17 on Monday, received 48 of 157 votes — seven more than Franklin, who won four gold medals and a bronze in London. Palm Beach Gardens’ Serena Williams, who won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open two years after her career was nearly derailed by health issues, was third (24) followed by Baylor basketball star Britney Griner and U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn. Both got 18 votes.