Pierre dealt to White Sox

The White Sox have acquired Juan Pierre plus cash from the Dodgers for two players to be named, according to sources.

The White Sox will pay Pierre $3 million in 2010 and $5 million in 2011. meaning the Dodgers will pay a little more than half of what's remaining on his five-year, $44 million contract that runs through the 2011 season.

The 32-year-old Pierre, a lifetime .301 hitter, batted .308 for the Dodgers in 145 games in 2009, with a .365 on-base percentage and 30 stolen bases. He became the starting leftfielder when Manny Ramirez was suspended in May for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs and remained a valuable contributor after Ramirez returned in early July.

Yahoo.com first reported news of the deal.

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