The Philadelphia Phillies have had "serious discussions" with veteran free agent outfielder Juan Pierre, according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly:
#Phillies not done with bench? Source says they have had "serious discussions" with free agent OF Juan Pierre on minor-league deal
The 34 year old Pierre has played for five teams during his MLB career. His latest stint was with the Chcago White Sox, who he's played with for the past two seasons.
Pierre is known for his speed, ability to make contact and historically low home run numbers. In 1751 career games, Pierre has 554 steals (190 caught stealing), only 425 strike outs and 16 home runs. Last season he appeared in 158 games for the White Sox, hit .279 with two home runs and a career low 27 stolen bases. He only swung and missed at two percent of pitches seen.