Pierzynski Hopes To Remain With White Sox

MLB.com's Scott Merkin talked to White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who hopes to remain with the team after his current contract runs out:

"Hopefully, we have a great year as a team and they will be in a situation where they want to bring me back, because I would be all for it.  We haven't really talked about it, but everyone knows I would love to stay here and be a part of the White Sox for as long as I play.  That's something I'm not going to worry about. If they want to come and do something, we'll be more than happy to talk about it. At the same time, I'm prepared to let it play out and see what happens."

Merkin notes that Pierzynski's future will be tied to the progress of Sox catching prospect Tyler Flowers, who hit .286/.364/.438 in 119 Triple A plate appearances this year after raking in Double A.

Pierzynski, 33 in December, hit .300/.331/.425 in 535 plate appearances this year.  He's set to earn $6.75MM in 2010, finishing up a three-year deal.

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