Juan Pierre is a free man.
After two long seasons, Pierre’s stint as baseball’s best fourth outfielder is presumably over.
The Chicago White Sox have reportedly acquired the slap-hitting sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for two minor league pitchers to be named later.
Pierre, 32, will give the club an element it has lacked in recent years—speed.
Prior to assuming a bench role, Pierre averaged 52 steals per 162 games played while hitting mostly in the leadoff spot, a role he figures to assume with the White Sox.
Pierre brings more than speed to the Chicago lineup as he is also a solid top of the order table-setter with a career .301/.348/.372 batting line.
Last season, Pierre appeared in 145 games and ...
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Article written by Jeremiah Graves