BOSTON — Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, according to reports from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman and FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Boston will have 10 days to trade, release or waive the former White Sox All-Star who helped the South Siders win the World Series in 2005.

Pierzynski, 37, is batting .254 with four homers after he was signed to a one-year, $8.25 million contract last offseason.

Even though Tyler Flowers has been struggling offensively as the White Sox starting catcher, there is little chance the rebuilding Sox would be interested in Pierzynski, who played his last season on the south side in 2012.

The Red Sox, who won the World Series last season, Are 12 games under .500. They are also looking to trade former White Sox Jake Peavy.