5 suitors, but Hairston says return possible

Scott Hairston

Scott Hairston

#12 LF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM134
  • HR20

  • RBI57

  • R52

  • OBP.299

  • AVG.263

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Asked if his return to the Mets appeared improbable given reported interest from heavy hitters such as the Yankees, Scott Hairston suggested otherwise.

"I think it's still probable," Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday afternoon. "They haven't said whether or not they will offer market value or multiple years, though. Now that Jason Bay is a free agent, it brings things back in play for me."

Sources say the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Yankees have "real interest" in Hairston.

UPDATE: A Tigers insider insists the club will not be in on Hairston.