Kurkjian: Pierzynski deal a 'nice move'

ESPN The Magazine’s Tim Kurkjian weighed in on the Red Sox adding catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Tuesday (video above), saying he thinks it’s “a really nice move for the Red Sox” to “pick up a clubhouse leader who can hit.”

“What he brings to a clubhouse, and I think this is why they signed him, is a bit of an edge that others don’t bring,” Kurkjian explains. When a young guy gets off-kilter in any way, usually A.J. Pierzynski is there to stand in and say ‘Look, this is how we’re going to do things here.’”