The Chicago Cubs, adding another veteran to their outfield, have reached agreement with free agent Scott Hairston on a two-year, roughly $6 million contract, according to major league sources.
Hairston, 32, figures to platoon with another free-agent signee, Nate Schierholtz, in right field. David DeJesus is projected to be in center and Alfonso Soriano in left.
Hairston, a right-handed hitter, spent last season with the Mets, batting .263 with an .803 OPS, 20 homers and 57 RBI in 398 plate appearances. He is particularly effective against left-handed pitchers, with an .825 OPS against them in his nine-year career.
Schierholtz, meanwhile, is a left-handed hitter with an .811 OPS against right-handed pitching over the past two seasons.
His older brother Jerry Hairston played for the Cubs in 2005, then was traded to the Rangers the following season on May 31 for Phil Nevin.