From the Wire … Cubs Announce Two-Year Deal with Scott Hairston, DFA Tony Campana

According to multiple reports from Fitch Park, the Cubs announced the signing of Scott Hairston to a two-year contract on Sunday. As expected, Tony Campana was designated for assignment to make room for Hairston on the 40-man roster.

The Cubs agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million deal with Scott Hairston on January 23 that includes $1 million in incentives. Hairston’s deal can make out at $6 million and he is expected to platoon with Nate Schierholtz in right field this season.

With the two roster moves made on Sunday, the Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 40 players.

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