Cardinals Add Pierzynski to the NLCS Roster

Cardinals Add Pierzynski to the NLCS Roster

The St. louis Cardinals have added catcher A.J. Pierzynski to their roster for the National League Championship Series and lefty reliever Sam Freeman has been taken off.

Manager Mike Matheny says Pierzynski gives the team experience off the bench and additional flexibility to the line up as a third catcher.

Pierzynski batted .244 with a homer and six runs batted in over 30 games.

The Cardinals and Giants will open their NLCS Series Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Busch Stadium.