The team was unable to trade the 37-year-old, who hit .254 with
four home runs and 31 RBIs in 72 games.
Pierzynski signed by the Red Sox during the offseason to a one-year,
$8.25 million contract.
A two-time All-Star, Pierzynski played for the San Francisco Giants,
Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers.
---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.
Royals infielder Jimmy Paredes was designated for assignment to
clear space on the 40-man roster for Frasor and right-hander Louis
Coleman was optioned to Omaha.
---The White Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Raul Fernandez off
waivers from the Colorado Rockies and assigned him to Class A
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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. He converted seven of
his eight save opportunities.
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. He was originally signed by Colorado as an
international free agent on Nov. 13, 2007.
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