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Red Sox, A.J. Pierzynski agree to one-year, $8.25m deal

Saltalamacchia jumps to Marlins

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said after the World Series that it was unrealistic to expect the roster to remain intact. Change, even for championship teams, can be beneficial.

That process started Tuesday when the Sox agreed with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year contract worth $8.25 million. Pierzynski will replace Jarrod Saltalamacchia as the primary catcher.

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