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Scott Hairston | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Central Arizona JC
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (0) / ARZ
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White Sox released OF Scott Hairston.
Hairston inked a minor league deal last November but wasn't invited to spring training. He'll turn 36 in May and hasn't played in the majors since 2014. Mar 31 - 4:26 PM

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White Sox signed OF Scott Hairston to a minor league contract.

While the White Sox did ink Hairston to a contract, it does not include an invite to spring training. The 35-year-old outfielder didn't play in the bigs in 2015. In his last major league action, he hit .208/.253/.299 with a singular home run, four doubles and eight RBI across 77 at-bats with the Nationals in 2014. Hairston's father and grandfather both played for the White Sox.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 07:35:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Scott Hairston has signed a minor league deal with the White Sox.

The deal presumably includes an invitation to spring training. Hairston, 35, didn't play professionally this past season and last appeared in the majors with the Nationals in 2014.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Scott Hairston hit his first homer of the year Saturday in his lone at-bat off the bench against the Rangers.

Even with Bryce Harper out, Hairston hasn't started a game in 15 days. He's hitting .450 this year, but that's just in 20 at-bats, a very low total even after factoring in that he spent a month on the DL with a strained oblique.
Sat, May 31, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Nationals activated OF Scott Hairston from the 15-day disabled list.

Hairston missed nearly four weeks with a strained left oblique. He could get a decent amount of playing time with Bryce Harper (thumb) out, but the 33-year-old outfielder is not a very attractive fantasy option.
Mon, May 5, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Scott Hairston (oblique) could be activated Monday.

Hairston went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Syracuse, but he played all nine innings defensively and reported no discomfort. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since April 6 with a strained left oblique. Steven Souza, Jr. will likely be optioned to the minors to open up a roster spot.
Mon, May 5, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Scott Hairston (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse this week.

Hairston will work out at extended spring training for 2-3 days before he starts playing in games. It sounds like he could be back on the Nationals' bench as soon as next weekend.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Scott Hairston (oblique) was able to take on-field batting practice for the first time Wednesday.

Hairston reported no discomfort during or after the BP session and should soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran is on track to rejoin the Nationals' bench at some point in early May.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Scott Hairston (oblique) has been swinging off a tee for the past few days.

Hairston, out since early April with a strained left oblique, hopes to face live pitching in batting practice Monday for the first time since the injury. Barring any setbacks, he's likely on track to return in early May.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Nationals placed OF Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

He suffered the injury on a swing Thursday. Hairston is hoping to be back not long after his 15 days are up. Tyler Moore has replaced him on the roster.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Scott Hairston was ejected in the ninth inning of Saturday's game for arguing balls and strikes.

It was the third ejection of the game for the Nats, who had Stephen Strasburg and manager Davey Johnson thrown out in the second inning. Hairston was 1-for-5 with three strikeouts, so frustration likely came into play for the 33-year-old. Bryce Harper replaced him in the outfield for the bottom of the ninth inning.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 10:54:00 PM

Nationals acquired OF Scott Hairston and a PTBNL from the Cubs for RHP Ivan Pineyro and a PTBNL.

Hairston gives the Nats a high-quality fourth outfielder and bench bat. The 33-year-old was batting just .172 with a .232 on-base percentage in 52 games this season for Chicago, but he slugged 20 homers alongside a decent .803 OPS in 2012 with the Mets. Hairston is making $2.5 million this summer and owed $2.5 million in 2014.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:01:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Nationals have acquired Scott Hairston from the Cubs.

The full details of the trade aren't yet available, but the Cubs will receive a minor league pitcher in return. Hairston, 33, is batting just .163/.225/.398 over 111 plate appearances and should serve as a veteran fourth outfielder with the Nationals. He's under contract for $2.5 million this season and signed through 2014.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 11:32:00 PM

Making his first appearance in 12 days, Scott Hairston homered to give the Cubs their only two runs on Friday.

Hairston is in the first year of a two-year deal, but his slow start had gotten him glued to Dale Sveum's bench; not only was his start today his first since June 21, but it was his first appearance of any sort since June 23. That's pretty ridiculous, of course. Hairston entered the day hitting .160, but it was in just 94 at-bats. He's worth more playing time than the Cubs have given him.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Scott Hairston hit his third career grand slam Friday off the Diamondbacks' Wade Miley.

Taking on a lesser role in the Cubs outfield than he's used to, Hairston has struggled mightily this year, hitting .162 in 68 at-bats. He could get additional playing time if one of the outfielders ahead of him is traded, but he has little NL-only value at the moment.
Fri, May 31, 2013 04:53:00 PM

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