SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 13: Scott Hairston #12 of the San Diego Padres reacts after being called out in a fielders choice against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning at AT&T Park on August 13 2010 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Scott Hairston Signs With Mets To Provide Outfield Depth

  • Live
1 Total Update since January 20, 2011
  • Updates 1
  • All Updates 1

Scott Hairston Signs With Mets To Provide Outfield Depth

The New York Mets are rather fond of their starting outfield. With Carlos Beltran, Angel Pagan, and Jason Bay, there's good talent - if some degree of unpredictability - at all three positions. However, depth has been a bit of a concern, so in addressing that question, the team has gone out and signed free agent Scott Hairston.

Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but Hairston's coming on a one-year contract that one assumes will be pretty cheap. He earned $2.45 million a year ago, but is fresh off the worst season of his career.

The 30-year-old veteran has spent his career with the Diamondbacks, Padres, and A's, posting a .737 OPS. Over the last three seasons, he's batted .245 with that same .737 OPS, and he's a guy with fair power who's capable of playing all three outfield positions when needed. He won't tear up the basepaths or light the scoreboard on fire, but as fourth outfielders go, he's a fine fit with some offensive upside.

For more on the move and the Mets, check out Amazin' Avenue.

Update: Hairston will earn $1.1 million, with an additional $400,000 in incentives.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.