Juan Pierre, who sat out last season after struggling for the Marlins in 2013, has officially decided to retire at age 37.
Pierre was a singles-hitting, base-stealing machine and the center fielder finishes his 14-year career with a .295 batting average, 614 steals, and nearly as many walks (464) as strikeouts (479) with just 18 homers.
He led the league in stolen bases three times and hits twice, but also led the league in caught stealing seven times and in total outs made three times while earning nearly $60 million.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.
Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.
Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.