Cubs Sign Scott Hairston To Two-Year Deal
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(CBS)– The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Scott Hairston to a two-year deal according to a team release. Terms were not disclosed.
Hairston, 32, batted .263 with 20 home runs and 57 RBI’s in 134 games with the New York Mets last season.
Hairston broke into the majors with Arizona in 2004 at the age of 23 and enjoyed his first full big league season in 2007. Before coming to the Cubs, Hairston played with Arizona (2004-07), San Diego (2007-09, 2010), Oakland (2009) and the Mets (2011-12).
Hairston is a career .247 batter with 95 home runs and 279 RBI’s.
Hairston is one of five members of his family to play in the majors and is the third member of his family to join the Cubs organization, with his uncle, Johnny, playing for the Cubs in 1969 and his brother, Jerry, from 2005-06.
In order to make room on the roster, outfielder Tony Campana was designated for assignment.