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08:04 AM ET 08.17 | Somewhat amazing considering both his position and his age, A.J. Pierzynski hadn't seen the DL in his career. Bruce Chen strikes again. The Royals' lefty hit Pierzynski on the wrist Friday night, putting the guy leading AL catchers in batting average (.296) and games played (103) on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career. Is expecting Pierzynski back to make an impact in a pennant race so soon after fracturing his wrist realistic? "It is in my mind (but) there are differing camps on that," Pierzynski said. "The doctors are more concerned about me swinging than me catching. I won't really know how it feels until 10 or 12 days."

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August 17, 2011  08:09 AM ET

I believe a big loss for the ChiSox. One of the better personalities of the game.

August 17, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I believe a big loss for the ChiSox. One of the better personalities of the game.

It's not a big loss because of his personality. He rarely strikes out and hits in the clutch.

August 17, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Didn't know this was his first DL stint. The guy's pretty durable.

August 17, 2011  09:53 AM ET

It's amazing especially for his position. Really amazing personal streak for him.

August 17, 2011  09:59 AM ET

He's still a _ _ _ _ bag !

August 17, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's still a _ _ _ _ bag !

that's beside the point

August 17, 2011  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Didn't know this was his first DL stint. The guy's pretty durable.

That is very impressive.

August 17, 2011  11:51 AM ET

Eh. Sox werent going to make the playoffs anyway.

August 17, 2011  11:52 AM ET

i agree with B.R. -- it's great to have a few guys left in the game with genuine personalities ... love 'em or loathe 'em. And he brings it every night, by all accounts.

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August 17, 2011  12:28 PM ET

got to fix what's being broken!!

August 17, 2011  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Eh. Sox werent going to make the playoffs anyway.

3.5 games out

August 17, 2011  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

3.5 games out

Exactly...Minnie fans arent too smart, are they

August 17, 2011  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Exactly...Minnie fans arent too smart, are they

His posts are usually fine in my opinion. Just a bias, which is expected. I'm not saying the White Sox are making the playoffs, but mathematically, they are far from out of it.

August 17, 2011  03:35 PM ET

"What goes around comes around". One of the most despised players in baseball. Sorry he's hurt but there is such a thing as "Karma"!

August 17, 2011  08:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

His posts are usually fine in my opinion. Just a bias, which is expected. I'm not saying the White Sox are making the playoffs, but mathematically, they are far from out of it.

Thank you.

Their rotation isnt strong enough, and their lineup just doesnt have the mmph it needs right now. PK is hurt, Dunn and Rios aren't performing well and Quentin is a rubix cube. I'm not sayin they cant make it, just that I dont see them getting past Detroit.

August 18, 2011  07:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's still a _ _ _ _ bag !

Only if he's not on your team.............

August 18, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Thank you.Their rotation isnt strong enough, and their lineup just doesnt have the mmph it needs right now. PK is hurt, Dunn and Rios aren't performing well and Quentin is a rubix cube. I'm not sayin they cant make it, just that I dont see them getting past Detroit.

I disagree about the rotation part. They have been pretty good since the break. They are keeping the team in practically every game, giving them a chance to win. The rest of what you said is pretty spot on.

August 18, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Only if he's not on your team.............

exactly

 
August 18, 2011  01:44 PM ET

AJ has had a great career to this point. He should be mentioned with the best catchers of the past decade. AJ has been reliable, productive and of course a gunnies instigator.

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