Red Sox, Pierzynski not worried about ankle injury

Red Sox, Pierzynski not worried about ankle injury
March 3, 2014, 5:00 pm
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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Catcher A.J. Pierzynski came out of the Red Sox’ 7-6 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday in the top of the seventh inning after rolling his left ankle at first base.

Pierzynski had reached with an opposite-field single, but when a pitch in the dirt got away, Pierzynski turned quickly to get back to first and rolled the same ankle that he rolled in the first few days of workouts.

"I was going to advance, but it bounced right to (the Pirates' catcher) and I tried to stop and rolled my ankle,'' he said. "It's no big deal.''

Pierzynski had three strong at-bats. In the second, he lined hard to second. In the fourth, he doubled to straightaway center, and in the seventh, he singled to left.

Pierzynski was scheduled to be off for the next three days, staying behind to catch Jon Lester and Jon Lackey as they work in an intra-squad games.

"He'll have a few days to get any kind of soreness he has in there worked out,'' said Farrell. "We don't expect anything of any severity.''