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Scott Hairston re-signs with the Mets

Jan 5, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post just tweeted that Scott Hairston is going up to New York for a physical and thus it appears as though he’s re-signing with the Mets. UPDATE:  it’s confirmed.

Hairston’s role with the Mets was pretty limited last year, both by injury and by Terry Collins’ seeming reluctance to use him all that much. But he hit .235/.303/.470 with seven homers in just 145 plate appearances. That’s decent pop for a guy who can backup all three outfield positions if needed and who, in the event of an injury to a regular, won’t make life awful for anyone if he is pressed into full-time duty.

I actually figured someone else would have been interested in him. Maybe a lot of someone elses given the overall poor state of bench bats in the league these days.  But good for the Mets for keeping him.

  1. billb09 - Jan 5, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Let’s go Mets

  2. Old Gator - Jan 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Once again: concrete evidence that Alderson intends for the Mutts to compete this season.

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