The Chicago Cubs will have a familiar face return to the organization for spring training.
The Cubs and outfielder Reed Johnson have agreed to terms on a 2011 minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Johnson, 34, returns to the Cubs organization after spending the 2010 campaign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Johnson played two seasons with the Cubs from 2008-09, combining to bat .287 (143-for-498) with 31 doubles, 10 home runs, 72 RBI, 75 runs scored and a .348 on-base percentage in 174 games with Chicago.
Last season, Johnson saw action in 102 games with the Dodgers and batted .262 (53-for-202) with 11 doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI.
Johnson is a career .281 hitter (781-for-2783) with 156 doubles, 18 triples, 54 home runs and 321 RBI in 886 major league games with Toronto (2003-07), the Cubs (2008-09) and Dodgers (2010).
A Chicago Cubs press release contributed to this report.