Scott Hairston Claimed On Waivers

5:10pm: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that the winning team made the claim as a block, and Hairston is not likely to be traded (Twitter link).

4:41pm: Mets outfielder Scott Hairston has been claimed on waivers by an unknown team, Jon Heyman of reports (all Twitter links). The Dodgers did not win the claim and neither did the Giants, Heyman writes.

The Mets placed Hairston and Andres Torres on waivers over the weekend. They now have two days to select one of three options. They can let Hairston (and his contract) go to the claiming team, they can complete a trade with the claiming team, or they can pull him back off of waivers. National League teams had waiver priority on Hairston, beginning at the bottom of the standings.

Hairston, 32, earns $1.1MM this year — just $200K between now and the end of the season. He has a .272/.312/.512 batting line this year and a history of hitting left-handed pitching well.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.

43 Responses to Scott Hairston Claimed On Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. Blue387 3 years ago

    Hairston mashes the Phillies pretty good.

  2. sourbob 3 years ago

    Maybe the Dodgers claimed him? Even though they have no place to play him and might get stuck with his salary? Yeah, right. Maybe if LA’s ownership were loony risk takers who threw money around like sailors in a strip club.

    Oh… I see.

  3. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Do the Dodgers have like 75 players on their 40 man roster now?

    • BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

      You bet. They’re building a second story on the dugout, and the bullpen is now out in the reserved parking lot.

      • axebox 3 years ago

        Cool. The bullpen won’t need to pitch until bottom of the 3rd when everyone else arrives.

      • ryan hurley 3 years ago

        With the bullpen out in the parking lot maybe that will beef up security and get those gangs under control. Worst parking lot in sports!

  4. J. Alora 3 years ago

    I’m betting somebody put in a claim to keep him out of San Francisco. He would be a good pick up for the Giants, but they already hit lefties pretty well.

  5. Donny Holmes 3 years ago


  6. We Claim Another!

  7. Brian 3 years ago

    Dodgers claim him to be an overpriced bat boy.

  8. Colonel Crude 3 years ago

    Most likely the Tigers. They pushed hard to acquire him at the trade deadline. It won’t be the Dodgers. Most likely not Philly.

    • Brian 3 years ago

      It wouldn’t get that far. The Giants are desperate for a left fielder and NL has first dibs.

    • Donny Holmes 3 years ago

      Not sure he’d get to the AL in the waiver process given how many NL clubs might have a use for the guy.

  9. phillies1102 3 years ago

    I really don’t like the concept of trade waivers. A team who wants a player gets blocked by a lower divisional team, who doesn’t have a need for the player. But whats unfortunate is that the team putting the player on waivers doesn’t get moved, and that teams loses out on all other potential suitors because of a different division rivalry.

    I think that the team that’s awarded the claim should be forced to pay a fee (50 or 100K, whatever the price) for putting in the claim. If they reach a deal, or give the player away for free, the money gets refunded, but if they pass on the waiver then the money goes to the players original team. That way, there’s more incentive to think about putting in a claim and the original team gets a benefit too.

    In order to prevent teams from putting everyone on waivers in order to cash in, they have to have a certain limit of players, as well as players who must have a minimum amount of years experience. I know the specifics are questionable, but nonetheless, this is 1 bug in the CBA that I think needs fixing

    • jwsox 3 years ago

      You’re sort of right the thing is a team can claim a player to
      Block said player from going to another team. It’s the team that puts the player on waivers decision to try and work a trade, let the claiming team
      Just have said player or
      Pull him back. The claiming team cannot claim a player and then decide they want nothing to do with him. They either trade for him or take him as a straight claim (see Alex rios to the whitesox)

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      “I think that the team that’s awarded the claim should be forced to pay a fee”

      Nice idea on 1st thought.. then u realize it would on affect the poor mouthing teams that who don’t really have the money and are in the PO rarely (Pittsburgh) that lots of us want to see fight for a spot and teams like the NYY that flush 5k (just throwing it out there) down to toilet everyday..

      So 5k to different teams is 100% different.

    • chicothekid 3 years ago

      That’s why they should do their business BEFORE the trade deadline, so this kind of stuff DOESN’T happen.

  10. DT Flush234 3 years ago


  11. Shane 3 years ago

    Dbacks maybe?!?!?!

  12. OaklandFan22 3 years ago

    I’m sayin giants.

    • 55saveslives 3 years ago

      Heyman says NO to Giants and Dodgers. Maybe Pirates? or Dbacks?

      • melonis_rex 3 years ago

        DBacks makes the most sense to me. Block the Pirates and the Giants.

        • 55saveslives 3 years ago

          Maybe the Padres did it for revenge on Cody ross haha

  13. carlos 3 years ago

    dodgers didnt win it neither giants, its a block and its from the dbacks.

  14. sdsuphilip 3 years ago

    Pirates make some sense

    • Guest 3 years ago

      but why would they do it as a block, they could use offense and he only makes 200k. All the teams below the Pirates are way out of it and I guess could only do it to spite someone since he is a free agent at the end of the year

  15. arthur3 3 years ago

    It sure would be great if the Pittsburgh Pirates were the claiming team. He may not be enough of a bat that they sorely need, but he might offer an alternative to their ever-growing list of hitters sitting close to the Mendoza line.

    • Guest 3 years ago

      if your the Pirates and your this close I think you have to try to make playoffs. And if you look at next year the Dodgers and Giants will be strong. Cardinals will have their other ace back, Reds are still there – Pirates ain’t making post season in 2013

    • bigpat 3 years ago

      Anyone is better than Tabata at this point. Not sure what he’s doing on the team right now or why he got a long term contract.

  16. BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    The Dodgers are just one Hairston short of a complete set.

  17. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    It sounds like The Arizona D’Backs because why should they care if The SF Giants get
    Scott Hairston. Scott Hairston is a must for The Giants.

  18. Jose Villasano 3 years ago

    why would dodgers want Hariston anyway our outfield is full

  19. bryce1344 3 years ago

    D-backs my guess, Pirates and Cards could use him.

  20. BronxMets 3 years ago

    so how can a team make a claim as a block with no intnetion of trading for him?

  21. I know it has been said before, but I think that the Diamondbacks were the team claiming Scott Hairston; they are the only team that can legitimately claim to have done this as a block. The Phillies don’t make sense, and the Pirates don’t make sense as a blocking team.

  22. If the Dodgers DID put a claim in him, it was just to block SF. They gets none.

  23. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Dodgers tried to get Scott to bone graft his hip to Jerry Jr.

  24. Yankees5900 3 years ago

    I could see the D•Backs being the team. They have a need for him, they don’t need Ryan wheeler on the bench instead of Hairston.

  25. jwsox 3 years ago

    Your talking about a glorified utility man I doubt the mets care where he is going all that matters is trying to get a team to over value him

  26. sdsuphilip 3 years ago

    and yet they wouldn’t trade him at the deadline…

  27. chicothekid 3 years ago

    Nobody overvalued him at the deadline. Alderson said as much. They put him on waivers to see if anyone’s position had changed. They didn’t get the chance because it got blocked. That’s baseball.

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