Pierzynski closing in on rehab assignment

Pierzynski closing in on rehab assignment

Pierzynski closing in on rehab assignment
SEATTLE -- A.J. Pierzynski's fractured left wrist passed its toughest test since he was struck by a Bruce Chen pitch on Aug. 12, as the veteran catcher handled Gavin Floyd's bullpen session prior to Friday's 4-2 victory over the Mariners and took part in full batting practice.

"All good. All positive," Pierzynski said. "We'll do it again tomorrow and see how it reacts, and then go from there."

Pierzynski would love to be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible on Sunday, but understands three Minor League rehab contests for Triple-A Charlotte are in his future early next week, including one game where he will catch Philip Humber. If all goes well there, he would come back to face the Tigers in Detroit next weekend.