7/8 Hairston to Nats
The Cubs have reportedly dealt outfielder Scott Hairston to the Nationals for a Minor League pitcher.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the deal Sunday night. Hairston, 33, signed a two-year, $5 million deal in the offseason, and has been part of a platoon in right field but has gotten limited playing time. He did not have a single at-bat on the Cubs’ just completed nine-game road trip. On Sunday, he delivered a pinch-hit home run.
The Cubs would not confirm the report.
Hairston was batting .172 overall, and .179 against left-handers with eight home runs and 18 RBIs.
The Cubs have been busy in the last week, dealing Scott Feldman, Carlos Marmol, Steve Clevenger and now Hairston. More deals are expected leading up to the July 31 Trade Deadline.
– Carrie Muskat