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Scott Hairston | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Central Arizona JC
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Scott Hairston is guaranteed $5 million as part of his two-year contract with the Cubs.

The deal was agreed to last week and has yet to be officially announced. Per Heyman, Hairston could make an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. Barring a trade, the veteran outfielder will serve on the short side of a platoon with Nate Schierholtz in right field.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 12:03:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have signed Scott Hairston to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine says Hairston could earn up to $6 million if he hits his incentives. It's another surprising offseason addition for the Cubs, who have notably improved their roster, but not to the point that they can realistically be considered contenders. It's possible Theo Epstein and Co. are gathering assets in hopes of bartering them at the trade deadline. Hairston figures to platoon in right field with Nate Schierholtz and could take over in left if Alfonso Soriano is dealt.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 10:25:00 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets offered Scott Hairston a one-year, $2 million contract.

This was the club's counter-offer after Hairston asked for a two-year, $8 million deal. The two sides are currently at a stalemate, though the veteran outfielder is expected to decide on a team by the end of this week. Hairston earned $1.1 million last season while hitting .263/.299/.504 with a career-high 20 homers. The Yankees, Cubs and Phillies are among the other teams who have expressed interest.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 08:47:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Scott Hairston wanted a two-year, $8 million contract from the Mets.

The Mets "balked" at that request, according to Heyman's source. Hairston has also been linked this offseason to the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies, and is expected to decide on a team by the end of this week. The 32-year-old outfielder batted .263/.299/.504 with 20 home runs and 57 RBI in 134 games last season for the Mets.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Jim Bowden of and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that Scott Hairston is expected to decide where to sign this week.

A recent report suggested that Hairston was deciding between the Mets and the Yankees, though the Phillies have also been mentioned as a possibility. The Yankees are reportedly reluctant to give Hairston a two-year deal, but the Mets could be willing to go there. They also offer a chance at regular playing time.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Jon Heyman of reports that the Mets are viewing Scott Hairston as a "fallback option."

Heyman says the Mets will "move" on Hairston "if they can't get a bigger name." It's surprising given that they haven't really been involved with higher profile names other than Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and their potential interest in them seemed to fade quickly. The Yankees are also interested in Hairston, but reportedly are "pessimistic" about signing him.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 01:45:00 PM

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