New York Mets
Outfielder Scott Hairston's signing with the Mets is now official. He received a major league deal. The Mets will need to announce two 40-man roster moves -- for Hairston and Chris Young -- later Thursday.
Brother Jerry Hairston Jr. just signed with the Washington Nationals, too.
Here's the Mets' press release:
The New York Mets today announced that they have signed outfielder Scott Hairston, who has hit 44 home runs over the last three seasons, to a one-year contract.
Hairston, 30, had 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 36 RBI and scored 34 runs in 104 games for the San Diego Padres while batting .210 (62-for-295) last year.
The 6-foot, 196-pounder combined to hit .265 (114-for-430) with 27 doubles, 17 home runs and 64 RBIs in 116 games combined between the Padres and Oakland Athletics in 2009. The Fort Worth, Texas, native hit 17 home runs with 18 doubles and 31 RBIs in 112 games with the Padres in 2008.
In seven major league seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Padres and Athletics, Hairston has hit 68 home runs with 91 doubles, 13 triples and 198 RBI in 564 games.