On Wrestlemania weekend, a look at baseball players in wrestling

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A.J. Pierzynski

The current Red Sox catcher’s time with TNA Wrestling probably wouldn’t rate among the greatest moments in sports entertainment history, but A.J. Pierzynski did mix it up a little bit in the ring, even placing a few measured shots on opponents with illegal foreign objects.

Coming off a 2005 World Series win with the White Sox, Pierzynski seconded Chicago strength coach Dale Torborg, son of Jeff Torborg and himself a former pro wrestler, in a “Base Brawl” with TNA wrestlers that was attended by then-Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon.