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Chance at ring lures A.J. Pierzynski

Updated: December 4, 2013, 10:53 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

Newly signed Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said Wednesday he passed up multiyear offers to sign a one-year deal with the World Series champs because he thought it afforded him his best chance at another ring.

"It was impossible to say no," Pierzynski told reporters on a conference call to announce his deal. "In end, winning won out over everything."

The deal, which was first reported Tuesday, is worth $8.25 million.

"In the end it came down to wanting to come ...

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