Pierre dealt to White Sox

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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.