Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:00:51 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams plans to use OF Nate McLouth in right field and the leadoff spot Friday, Feb. 28, in the first Grapefruit League spring game against the New York Mets with 2B Danny Espinosa in the two-hole. 3B Ryan Zimmerman will bat third, 1B Adam LaRoche will bat cleanup and SS Ian Desmond will bat fifth. C Wilson Ramos will bat sixth with OF Tyler Moore serving as the designated hitter, OF Scott Hairston batting eighth and playing left field, and OF Michael Taylor batting last and playing in center field.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:02:41 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Scott Hairston was ejected in the ninth inning Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Atlanta Braves for arguing a called third strike.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:43:48 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Scott Hairston was taking groundballs at first base Friday, Aug. 9, as a way to make himself more versatile. Hairston has never played first base in his career. "Maybe it'll lengthen my career," he said. Hairston could become a right-handed option at first base next season. 2B Steve Lombardozzi was also taking grounders at first Friday with the team lacking a real righty hitting option at the position to spell 1B Adam LaRoche. LaRoche is hitting only .184 with a .552 OPS against southpaws this year. 1B Tyler Moore is 13-for-40 with four home runs in his last 10 games at Triple-A Syracuse, but manager Davey Johnson said Moore won't return to the team until September, when rosters expand.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:10:33 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates had some interest in OF Scott Hairston before he was traded to the Washington Nationals.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:26:52 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will recall P Brooks Raley from the minors to take the spot on the roster vacated by OF Scott Hairston, who was traded to the Washington Nationals.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 20:53:37 -0700
The Washington Nationals acquired OF Scott Hairston from the Chicago Cubs Sunday, July 7, according to a source. It is unclear what the Cubs receive in return.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:02:17 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have designated OF Tony Campana for assignment, to make room for OF Scott Hairston on their 40-man roster.
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:41:13 -0800
Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs OF Scott Hairston signed a two-year, $5 million deal. He could earn another $1 million in incentives.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:19:31 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said if the trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves involving OF Justin Upton had happened before the Chicago Cubs had signed free-agent OF Scott Hairston, the Mets would have had a greater chance of re-signing Hairston.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:36:36 -0800
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano said he doesn't want to be rested frequently, especially after the team signed OF Scott Hairston, who could possibly be used to give Soriano more breathers throughout the season. "That's what they said to me last year, and I played a lot of games," said Soriano, who hit 32 home runs and drove in 108 runs in 151 games, his highest number of games played since joining the Cubs in 2007. "This year, I'm ready to play every day. I don't like to have a day off. I know I'm 37 years old, but I don't feel like it. I feel like I'm 25, 26, and that's what I want to do is play every day to win." Hairston could wind up in a platoon with OF Nate Schierholtz in right field.