A.J. Pierzynski to join Cardinals

Updated: July 26, 2014, 1:05 AM ET
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Free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has reached a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier reported the move Friday, citing multiple sources. The 37-year-old veteran is expected to join the Cardinals in Chicago on Saturday.

St. Louis had been using Tony Cruz and George Kottaras behind the plate since it lost Yadier Molina, who will miss at least two months as he recovers from July 11 surgery to repair ...

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