Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was only signed through the 2014 season, so by designating him for assignment Wednesday, Boston will get the opportunity to look into the future.
Catcher Christian Vazquez was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket and will get the start behind the plate for starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Vazquez has been lauded for his defense — he has a 40 percent caught stealing percentage — but he’s one of the PawSox’s best hitters as well.
Hear more about the roster moves in the video above.