According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Rosenthal indicated the deal is pending a physical and did not report the terms.
Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract.
Updated 10:03pm CST – According to Bruce Levine, the two-year deal includes an incentives package and Scott Hairston can earn up to $6 million over the two contract.
Reports in recent days indicated that there was mutual interest between the Cubs and Scott Hairston. Hairston fills the Cubs’ desire to have a right-handed bat in the outfield that can hit southpaws.
Scott Hairston hit .263/.299/.504/.803 with 25 doubles, three triples and 20 home runs in 134 games with the Mets last season … but against lefties, Hairston his .286/.317/.550/.867 with 17 doubles and 11 home runs.
Scott Hairston and Jed Hoyer have a relationship from their time together in San Diego and his brother Jerry Hairston Jr. thought Scott might sign with the Cubs.
If Ken Rosenthal’s report is accurate, the Cubs will have to clear another spot on the 40-man roster before officially adding Scott Hairston to the team. The Cubs currently have 40 players on the roster and contracts pending with Carlos Villanueva and Scott Hairston.
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