Mets Re-Sign Scott Hairston

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 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.

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