They thought he was untradable with that contract of his, but Ned Colletti pulled it off. Tim Brown of Yahoo! tweets:
White Sox acquire Juan Pierre for two minor league pitchers. Dodgers pick up about half of remaining salary.
More than anyone Pierre has taken abuse by people for his contract — and he’ll make $18.5 million over the next two years, which is frankly crazy. But having a bad contract and being a bad player is not the same thing, even if a lot of people forget that sometimes. Pierre is useful, and having him for under $5 million per after the Dodgers eat half of it is not a bad deal for the White Sox.
UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal has the tweet of the day out of all of this: “White Sox now have A. Jones AND Pierre! Who’s next, Manny?”