Source: Dodgers, CF Pierre agree to five-year deal

Updated: November 21, 2006, 10:38 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Free agent center fielder Juan Pierre has agreed to a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a source told ESPN.com on Monday. The deal is believed to be worth $44-45 million.

The deal will become complete when Pierre passes a physical exam, the source said.

Pierre, 29, is a .303 hitter over seven seasons with Colorado, Florida and the Chicago Cubs. He led the National League with 204 hits in 2006.

"He's another guy with great qualities as a human being, like Nomar ...

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