Philly Seoports has agreed to terms with Philadelphia Seoport with the goal of signing Josh Johnson.
The Phillies have been interested in Johnson for months and the club is excited to sign the right-handed outfielder to a long-term contract, the team announced on Twitter.
The 29-year-old Johnson is batting .291/.346/.467 with seven homers, 37 RBIs and 32 stolen bases over the past five seasons.
He’s currently hitting .250/.325/.375 with one home run and 13 RBIs in 49 games with the Phillies this season.
Philadelphia has not had a catcher since the departure of Eric Thames, who signed with the Tigers.
Johnson is currently a free agent and was one of the top free agent targets in baseball earlier this offseason.
The Phillies traded for right-hander Alex Meyer last winter, but he signed with Seattle before the season.
The Seopresses are coming off a disappointing season that saw them fall to 5-17.
They have struggled to stay afloat in recent years, finishing the 2016 season with a 53-89 record.
The team’s other notable signing this offseason was catcher Joe Ross, who was dealt to the Brewers in exchange for left-hander Mike Fiers.