The Phillies are rounding out the fringes of their roster quite nicely. Jim Salisbury reports that they will sign Juan Pierre to a minor league deal.

Pierre, 34, played 158 games for the White Sox last year, batting .279 and stealing 27 bases.

I love this move. Huge upside for the Phillies. It's experienced, proven players that they were missing on their bench the last two seasons. Judging by his 27 steals, Pierre can still run (although he was thrown out 17 times). He's also only missed 23 games in the last three seasons– so he's healthy. And he rarely strikes out– only 41 Ks in 711 plate appearances last season. 

UPDATE: It's official.

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