The deal between Scott Hairston and the Chicago Cubs has been formally announced. Hariston and the Cubs agreed to a two-year deal worth $5 million nearly two weeks ago.
Hairston can earn another $1 million in incentives and expects to platoon with Nate Schierholtz in right field.
The Cubs outfield hardly seems set in stone and it is reasonable to expect Hairston to accumulate a large number of at-bats. Last season Hairston had 398 trips to the plate and finished with a .263/.299/.504 line while hitting 20 home runs and driving in 57 RBI.