The Chicago Cubs added a little depth to their roster on Sunday when the team announced they reached a two-year agreement with OF Scott Hairston. The deal is worth a reported $5 million for two years. In order to clear a roster spot for Hairston, the team made a move with OF Tony Campana, who was designated for assignment.
Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer told reporters that he liked the versatility that the move provided the Cubs this season in acquiring Hairston, citing his ability to hit left handed pitching.
Hairston has played for a number of major league clubs but most recently with the New York Mets where he hit .263 and 20 homers last season while driving in 57. Campana stole 30 bases for the Cubs last season, leading the team. In 184 games with the Cubbies, he has recorded 57 swipes.
Chicago now has 10 days to trade Campana or place him on waivers. There is a chance that he could re-join the Cubs, but only if he is not claimed on waivers.