Making a lineup of the best forgotten Red Sox players of all-time
By James Monday
Wait, he was a Red Sox catcher?
A.J. Pierzynski (2014)
Starting things off behind the dish, we have a man best known for playing in socks of a different color: A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski enjoyed a decent career in the Majors, playing from 1998 to 2016 with seven teams, the bulk of his career coming with the Twins and the White Sox.
Pierzynski joined the Red Sox for 72 games in 2014 after the departure of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, helping the team in the case that he served as a decent enough player while a young Christian Vazquez worked his way up through the minor leagues. Pierzynski's time with the Red Sox came to an abrupt end in July of 2014, being designated for assignment to make room for Vazquez on the roster, ending an unspectacular stint behind the plate.
Honorable Mentions: This position was the hardest for me, as Red Sox history is littered with catchers who have long stints with the team and wouldn't qualify, in my mind, for this team. One interesting name to note is current Rays manager Kevin Cash, who played 102 games for the Red Sox across three years, before retiring and eventually joining Tampa Bay.