Source: Cubs sign Scott Hairston

Updated: January 25, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs have signed free agent outfielder Scott Hairston to a two-year contract, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

Hairston will make $2.5 million each year and can earn $1.25 million each year in performance bonuses based on plate appearances and roster days, according to a source.

Hairston will fit into the Cubs' mix as a platoon corner outfielder. The other teams that had been talking to Hairston's agent, Casey Close, are the New York Mets, New York ...

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