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Report: Red Sox Agree to Deal With Veteran Catcher Pierzynski

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BOSTON (WGGB) — The Boston Red Sox reportedly shored up their catching position Tuesday, as they agreed to terms on a deal with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

ESPN’s Buster Olney confirmed reports of the deal, saying the one-year deal would be worth $8.25 million, pending a physical.

The move would provide a left-handed complement to David Ross behind the plate, while almost certainly ending the tenure of Jarrod Saltalamacchia in Boston.

Later Tuesday, that came true, when the 28-year-old catcher agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Miami Marlins.

Pierzynski, 36, is coming off a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers. He hit for a .272 average and 17 home runs in 2013.