Cubs agree to one-year deal with 2B/OF Hairston
|Jerry Hairston Jr.|
Hairston, acquired by the Cubs on Feb. 2 last year from Baltimore for Sammy Sosa, hit .261 in 114 games with four homers and 30 RBI. He appeared in 44 games at second and 58 in the outfield, including 48 in center field. He was slowed in August by a problem with an elbow ligament.
Hairston made $1.85 million last season. He asked for $2.6 million in arbitration and the Cubs countered with an offer of $1.95 million.
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