Pierre, Dodgers finalize five-year, $44 million contract

Updated: November 24, 2006, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- With power in short supply on the free agency front, the Los Angeles Dodgers went for speed.

Juan Pierre and the Dodgers finalized a $44 million, five-year contract Wednesday, giving the club another dangerous threat at the top of the lineup to go with Rafael Furcal.

"Juan's ability to hit combined with his speed make him a perfect catalyst for our lineup," general manager Ned Colletti said. "I've long admired how he plays the game. We're thrilled he's here, he's ...

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