Hairston: Mets in mix; suitors heavy hitters


Scott Hairston

Scott Hairston

#12 LF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM134
  • HR20

  • RBI57

  • R52

  • OBP.299

  • AVG.263

Free agent Scott Hairston says the Mets remain in the mix, but a multiyear contract will be required to return to Queens.

"Things are starting to pick up now that the market is settling in," Hairston told ESPNNewYork.com. "Still unsure where I'll sign, though. There are a lot of trades happening around the league, so it's possible that interest may rise in the next few days. My agent has been in contact with Sandy [Alderson], so he is aware I want a multiyear deal."

Hairston also is receiving interest from the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

He earned $1.1 million last season, and should be due for a hefty raise.