A.J. Pierzynski wants to stay with the White Sox when his deal expires after next season, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Minor leaguer Tyler Flowers has been hitting well in the upper levels of Chicago's system, so Pierzynski understands that he may have to play elsewhere, as much as he enjoys playing for the White Sox.
"Things are out of my control," Pierzynski said. "I've been traded before. I've been released. I've been through it."
Six years ago the Twins traded him to the Giants to make room for Joe Mauer, who will also hit free agency after next season.