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Cubs’ Deal With Scott Hairston Delayed By Roster Issues

Scott Hairston. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Scott Hairston. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

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(CBS) – In a move to stabilize their outfield, the Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract with Scott Hairston.

670 The Score’s Dan Bernstein first reported the news Wednesday during The Boers and Bernstein Show.

A report from the Tribune indicates the deal may be delayed, however, because the Cubs’ roster is currently at 40 men, with right-hander Carlos Villanueva still to be added.

The Cubs will need to cut two players in order to add Hairston and Villanueva.

The 32-year-old Hairston spent the last two seasons with the Mets, hitting .263 with a career-high 20 home runs last season.

The versatile Hairston can play all three outfield spots, which may give the Cubs some flexibility to trade left-fielder Alfonso Soriano.