Free agent utility player Scott Hairston has re-signed with the Mets on a Major League deal, the team announced. Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the move (Twitter links) and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported (on Twitter) that Hairston will obtain $1.1MM in 2012. Casey Close of Excel Sports Management represents the 31-year-old.
Hairston posted a .235/.303/.470 line with seven homers in 145 plate appearances for the Mets in 2011. He played second base and all three outfield positions, earning $1.1MM in the process. He spent the final month of the season on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. Hairston has a .244/.303/.437 career line in eight seasons with the Diamondbacks, Padres, Mets and Athletics.