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ESPN.com news services

The Dodgers have agreed to a deal that will bring Kansas City Royals outfielder Scott Podsednik to Los Angeles, a baseball source told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark on Wednesday.

The Royals would receive two minor leaguers, catcher Lucas May and right-handed pitcher Elisaul Pimentel. The Dodgers will pay the roughly $650,000 left on Podsednik's contract.

Podsednik is having a solid year in his only season in Kansas City, batting .309 with 30 steals. That comes after a comeback year with the Chicago White Sox last season in which he hit .304, stole 30 bases and drove in 48 runs.

The Dodgers have been playing short-handed in the outfield, having put Manny Ramirez on the disabled list July 21 with a strained calf. He is more than a week away from returning.

Los Angeles entered Wednesday's play five games out of first in the NL West and 2½ games out of the wild card.

The Dodgers would be Podsednik's fourth team in four seasons. After leaving the White Sox in an injury plagued 2007, he played for the Rockies but appeared in only 93 games.

His only All-Star appearance came in the White Sox's 2005 championship season.

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