The World Series champion Dodgers signed free-agent second baseman Willie Randolph to a two-year contract Saturday.

Randolph would replace Steve Sax, who signed with the New York Yankees, Randolph's former team, last month.Terms of the contract were not released.

"We are delighted to have Willie," Dodgers general manager Fred Claire said in a conference call from Oakland. "And I think it's a great match for the Dodgers."

Claire said an agreement was reached Friday night pending the outcome of a physical examination Saturday in New York, which Randolph passed.

"Just a few hours ago we received results from the physical and I called Ron Shapiro to tell him we had a deal and I called Willie to welcome him to the Dodgers," Claire said.

Randolph will replace Sax as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter, Claire said.