Pierzynski says rumor without merit

Pierzynski says rumor without merit

Pierzynski says rumor without merit
CHICAGO -- A.J. Pierzynski has been one of the key forces behind the White Sox first-place standing in the American League Central, both behind the plate and with the bat.

And with 25 games remaining after Friday night's contest, Pierzynski certainly doesn't want to spend time talking about an Internet rumor concerning his connection to a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. So, when asked about the topic, which took root Wednesday, the hard-working catcher simply made a brief statement.

"Well apparently, certain people in the media, they know who they are, I don't have to mention them by name, they just go ahead and run stories and talk about stories on their air without getting sources," Pierzynski said. "It's a shame because people that don't do anything, haven't done anything, can be targeted and you can say whatever you want on the Internet.

"That's the life we live and the world we live in and unfortunately it's happened to other people and this time it happened to be on me. It's over with now and hopefully people find something better. ... We can talk about the White Sox instead of something that is completely baseless."