Tyler Flowers’ unimpressive spring showing makes it more likely the White Sox will look to extend catcher A.J. Pierzynski’s contract during the season.
AJ wants to stay:
“Obviously, everyone knows how I feel about the White Sox organization, the city of Chicago,” Pierzynski said. “I’d love to stay here, but at the same time it takes two people to want that. If they don’t want me back, I can’t force their hand and say, ‘Hey, I want to come back no matter what.’
“If they don’t want me back, they don’t want me back. Hopefully that’s not the case. But we haven’t really gotten into it, we haven’t really talked about it, so we’ll see what happens.”
… “They know how I feel, so we’ll see,” Pierzynski said. “They’ve got other problems to worry about – (Paul) Konerko is a free agent at the end of the year, they have heavy salary lined up for next year. It’s going to come down to money, and I’m sure it’ll also depend on how Tyler does and how he develops.” …