Nationals aquire Scott Hairston

Outfielder Scott Hairson has been traded to the Washington Nationals.

The Chicago Cubs sent the 33-year-old and a player to be named later to the Nationals for Ivan Pineyro and a player to be named later.

Hairston was hitting just .172 this season in 52 games for the Cubs but the Nationals hoping that he will serve the team well as a fourth outfielder. Last season Hairston hit 20 home runs.

Over the winter Hairston agreed to a two year contract from the Cubs which pays him $2.5 this season and $2.5 million in 2014.

Pineyro, 21, had made 15 starts at A-ball for the Nationals compiling a 3.24 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 77 2/3 innings of work.

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