The Chicago Cubs sign Scott Hairston

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 9:05 am

The Cubs have signed 32-year old righty swinging outfielder Scott Hairston to a 2-year deal.  Hairston played in 134 games for the Mets last year and he was 99 of 377 (.263 avg, .803 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 20 homers, 57 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  He has now played in 777 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 543 of 2,197 (.247 avg, .751 OPS) with 276 runs scored, 95 homers, 279 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Hairston will likely share RF with lefty swinging Nate Schierholtz, unless the Cubs deal Alfonso Soriano before the season starts, in which case Hairston would be the starting LF.  This was a good signing for the Cubs as Hairston has a pretty decent bat.

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