Report: Cubs Trade Scott Hairston to Nationals for Minor League Pitcher

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs traded Scott Hairston to the Nationals for a minor league pitcher. Rosenthal did not announce the pitcher the Cubs would receive for Hairston but did indicate the deal would be announced on Monday morning.

Depending on the pitcher the Cubs receive in return from the Nationals, the Cubs 40-man roster will stand at 38 players once the trade is made official. The Cubs figure to add a right-handed hitting outfielder to the active roster prior to Monday night’s makeup game against the White Sox.

The Cubs signed Scott Hairston to two-year, $5 million contract in the off-season that included a $2 million incentives package for both the 2013 and 2014 season.

Scott Hairston hit .163/.225/.398/.623 with two doubles and eight home runs in 51 games. Hairston hit a go ahead pinch hit homer on Sunday in what will be his last at bat for the Cubs.

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