The Rangers will place catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the Disabled List.
After a strong 2012 and a decent start to his 2013, Pierzynski has gotten bitten by the injury bug and it is going to slow him down for a little while. Geovany Soto is his most likely replacement, but Soto is an uninspiring fantasy option. If it's just a 2-week sting, Soto could work, but if the oblique sidelines Pierzynski for longer, you might want to seek a more stable option.
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Catchers rarely have a long shelf life, as it's such a physically demanding position to play... and it's even rarer to see one produce big fantasy numbers into his mid-30's. Pierzynski did just that in 2012 and the early part of 2013, but father time always wins out in the end. This should only derail him for a couple of weeks, but it's a solid reminder that you must have a solid backup if you're going to have such an old player as your primary starter... in any position.
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