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Sox Swap For Pierre

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 15, 2009 5:40PM

2009_12_15_PIERRE.jpg Juan Pierre is returning to Chicago while the move means Scott Podsednik will likely once more bid good-bye to the Sox. Pierre, who played with the Cubs in 2006, was acquired by the White Sox from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers to be named later. Pierre will bat lead-off for the Sox and speculation is that this means Podsednik's second stint with the Sox is done. The Trib's Dave van Dyck projects Pierre to start in left field with Alex Rios in center and Carlos Quentin in right. Of the $18.5 million left on Pierre's contract, the Dodgers will cover $10.5 million with the Sox paying $3 million in 2010 and $5 million in 2011.