Pierzynski designated for assignment, Wednesday lineups

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 The Red Sox are looking to the future.  It's first casuality: catcher AJ Pierzynski. 

Pierzynski, who hit just .254 with 4 home runs in 274 plate appearances with Boston this season, gets designated for assignment Wednesday as catcher Christian Vazquez gets the call (and tonight's start) from Pawtucket.  With the Red Sox struggling and 10.5 games out of the AL East lead, expect more changes to come (i.e. Peavy, Miller, Gomes, etc).   Boston will now look to trade Pierzynski to a contender over the next 10 days.  If not, they'll be on the hook for the $3.6 million left on his contract.

Tonight's lineups:

Red Sox
Holt SS
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Gomes LF
Bogaerts 3B
Bradley CF
Betts RF
Vazquez C
De La Rosa P

White Sox
Eaton CF
Beckham 2B
Abreu 1B
Dunn DH
Ramirez SS
Gillaspie 3B
Viciedo RF
De Aza LF
Flowers C
Sale P