After agreeing two months ago to a minor-league contract and a spring training invite with the Philadelphia Phillies, Juan Pierre has made the big-league roster out of camp. He will get a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $800,000 with another $300,000 in performance bonuses, according to the Associated Press.
"We definitely feel like Juan can help us," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "In the majors, he did a lot of things. Last year was impressive."
Pierre hit .279 in 158 games with the Chicago White Sox last season. In 12 big-league seasons with the White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies, he's hit .296 lifetime.