Daniels confirmed he talked to Pierzynski Tuesday amid reports the team is considering the player for a dual role as catcher and designated hitter after losing Josh Hamilton to the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.
Pierzynski, who set a career high last season with 27 home runs, would share catching duties with former Cub Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto, who re-signed with the Rangers for a $2.75 million one-year deal.
Pierzynski, 35, is a career .284 hitter with 155 home runs, 730 runs batted in and 1,645 hits. The two-time all-star previously played for San Francisco and Minnesota.
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