Nationals acquire Scott Hairston from Cubs, per report
Hairston is hitting just .163/.225/.398 this season after signing a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs in the offseason. He is coming off a 2012 season that saw him hit .263/.299/.504 with 20 homers so the Nationals will hope that he can find his form from a year ago.
Washington will likely use Hairston as a pinch-hitter. They have struggled against left-handed pitchers and Hairston can help in that respect, while also providing a veteran presence and the versatility of an outfielder who can play all three spots.
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