The Dodgers appear to be closing in on agreements with free agents Reggie Sanders and Lofton. If both veterans sign with the club, Sanders will play left and Lofton center, with J.D. Drew in right. The Dodgers could face a logjam when shortstop Cesar Izturis, who is expected to move to second base, returns sometime around the All-Star break. At that point, Garciaparra possibly would move to left field, with Jeff Kent shifting from second to first. Sanders, who lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., has two-year offers on the table from a handful of clubs, including the Dodgers. He prefers to play for a National League team on the West Coast, and the Dodgers are the only suitors that fit that description. Lofton, who recently moved from Tucson, Ariz., to Santa Monica, has narrowed his choices to Arizona and the Dodgers, both of whom are offering one-year deals.
Dodgers Closing In On Sanders And Lofton