Anthony John "A. J." Pierzynski ( /pɪərˈzɪnski/; born December 30, 1976) is an American professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. Pierzynski previously played with the Minnesota Twins (1998–2003), San Francisco Giants (2004) and Chicago White Sox. Pierzynski was also a wrestler for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Anthony John Pierzynski was born on December 30, 1976, in Bridgehampton, New York. He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, where he won All-State honors in baseball. Cleveland Indians outfielder/designated hitter Johnny Damon was one of Pierzynski's high school teammates.