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In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, the Chicago White Sox's A.J. Pierzynski doubles against the Cleveland Indians in Chicago. The Texas Rangers completed a one-year contract with Pierzynski on Wednesday. Associated Press.

MLB: Rangers sign Pierzynski, say he’ll be starter

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ARLINGTON, Texas — A.J. Pierzynski can joke with Texas manager Ron Washington about last season’s All-Star snub now that he’s the starting catcher for the Rangers.

They shared a laugh over lunch a few days before Wednesday’s announcement that Pierzynski’s one-year free agent contract with Texas was complete. Both considered the All-Star issue dead after it happened in July, even though Pierzynski had a cryptic retort when Washington explained the difficulty of the decision.

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