The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014.

Schierholtz, 31, is expected to be paid an estimated $1.16 million (about ¥139 million). The Reno, Nevada native has 52 home runs in 799 major league games.

“Looking at the trend since the preseason, we had a scoring deficit,” said Carps manager Koichi Ogata. “I want him to support the middle of our lineup.”