Dodgers close with ex-Cub Johnson

Dodgers close with ex-Cub Johnson

The Dodgers are close to reaching an agreement with free-agent outfielder Reed Johnson on a one-year contract, Major League sources confirmed to

Johnson, who batted .255 with four home runs and 22 RBIs with the Cubs last season, would bring depth and versatility as the club's fourth outfielder as he can play all three positions.

The 33-year-old was limited to just 65 games last year because of a fractured left foot.

The seven-year veteran is a career .282 hitter with 52 home runs and 306 RBIs in 784 games with the Blue Jays and Cubs. His best season came in 2006 with Toronto when he batted .319 with 12 home runs and 49 RBIs to go along with a .390 on-base percentage.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.