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Scott Hairston | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Central Arizona JC
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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. May 31 - 3:00 PM

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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.
May 5 - 3:23 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.
May 5 - 9:40 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.
Apr 27 - 2:03 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.
Apr 23 - 4:45 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.
Apr 21 - 4:12 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.
Apr 6 - 10:36 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

Scott Hairston blasted a solo home run, accounting for all of the Cubs' offense in Friday's loss to the Braves.

He finished the night 1-for-3. Hairston, a notorious lefty killer, got the best of Mike Minor in the fifth inning of this one. Despite being on the short side of a platoon in the Cubs' offense, he still holds value in leagues that allow daily changes when deployed correctly.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 10:18:00 PM

Scott Hairston is in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Nate Schierholtz played right field for Monday's season opener against right-hander A.J. Burnett, but Hairston will get the start Tuesday with the left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the hill for Pittsburgh. Hairston is coming off a career-high 20 homers last season, but being on the short side of a platoon will limit his fantasy value.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Cubs signed OF Scott Hairston to a two-year, $5 million contract.

The deal was reported last month and is now finalized. Hairston, who can earn an additional $1 million more in incentives, will serve on the short side of a platoon with Nate Schierholtz in right field. The Cubs have some trade candidates in their outfield, though, so he could conceivable wind up playing regularly at some point.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen