Call of duty: Video game bonds White Sox catchers


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox catchers A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers spent time in the offseason getting to know each other.

Not by chatting over a burger and a beer, though. They hooked up online playing the video war game "Call of Duty."

Pierzynski and the White Sox might see more of Flowers on the field, too. The 26-year-old backup could log more innings behind the plate to spell Pierzynski, who is entering his 15th major league season.

Pierzynski, 35, has caught more than 1,000 innings for 10 consecutive seasons.

Enter Flowers as the heir apparent. He filled in for Pierzynski after the two-time All-Star broke his left wrist last August, the first time he had gone on the disabled list in his big league career.