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Scott Hairston, Cubs finalize $5M, 2-year contract

Published On: Feb 11 2013 12:45:52 AM CST
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MESA, Az. -

The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday that they designated outfielder Tony Campana for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Scott Hairston.

That allowed the Cubs to finalize their two-year, $5 million free agent contract with Scott Hairston, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Hairston could not officially be added to the roster without Chicago making a corresponding move.

Campana, 26, hit .264 in 192 plate appearances and stole 30 bases for the Cubs in 2012. His on-base percentage is just .306 and his slugging percentage .300 in two major league seasons.

Hairston, 32, hit .263 with a career-high 20 home runs last season for the Mets. He has a chance to be the Cubs' starting right fielder.

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