The team was unable to trade the 37-year-old, who hit .254
with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 72 games.
Pierzynski was signed by the Red Sox during the offseason to a
one-year, $8.25 million contract.
Rangers veteran reliever Jason Frasor was traded to the Kansas
City Royals in exchange for minor-league relief pitcher Spencer
Frasor, 36, had a 3.34 ERA in 38 games with the Rangers,
including 30 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings.
The White Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Raul Fernandez off
waivers from the Colorado Rockies and assigned him to Class A
Fernandez, 24, was 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA, seven saves and 20
strikeouts over 29 relief appearances in 27 innings this season
with Class A Modesto in the Rockies organization.
Fernandez, a native of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, spent the
2008 season as a catcher before being converted to a pitcher
full-time in 2009.
(Editing by Gene Cherry)
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