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Just like last year Hairston is a solid pick-up, he can play all three outfield positions and hit off the bench for power. His first season with the Mets wasn't great but compared to what's available he's a solid bench player.
The 31 y/o right handed hitter is a lifetime .244 hitter, he generally hits about 10 home runs and 12 doubles a season. Last year he was just slightly below those numbers, in 79 games he hit .234 with 7 HRs and 7 doubles.
While he's had a few years of 100 games, he's mostly been a bench player and averaged 80 games a season over his 8 year career. He was known for his clutch hits off the bench for San Diego in 2010.
As a reminder here's an interview I did with a popular Padres blog, Gas Lamp Ball last year when we originally signed Hairston...