Scott joins the Cubs having played in all or part of the last nine seasons with Arizona (2004-07), San Diego (2007-09, 2010), Oakland (2009) and the New York Mets (2011-12) ... owns a .247 batting average (543-for-2,197) with 276 runs, 124 doubles, 17 triples, 95 home runs and 279 RBI in 777 big league contests. ...Has appeared in 337 big league games in left field, 149 in center field and 71 in right field. ...Has hit 10 or more home runs in six seasons, including a career-best 20 home runs last season with the Mets. ...Hit the 10th cycle in Mets franchise history, April 27, 2012 at Colorado ... singled in the second inning, homered in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and doubled in the sixth. ...Has appeared in 480 minor league games over eight seasons (2001- 06, 2009-2010) ... owns a .321 batting average (586-for-1,823) with 392 runs, 122 doubles, 25 triples, 93 home runs and 353 RBI. ...Honored as Arizona's 2002 Minor League Player of the Year, leading their farm system in batting average (.345), runs (99), doubles (46), home runs (22) and total bases (285). ...Tabbed by Baseball America as the 2001 pre-season Player of the Year in Junior College baseball. ...Won the Arizona Junior College Triple Crown in 2001, batting .503 with 18 home runs and 77 RBI. ...Is the fifth member of his family to play Major League Baseball ... the Hairston family joins the Boones, Bells and Colemans as MLB's only third-generation family. ...Grandfather Sam played for the White Sox (1951), uncle John played for the Cubs (1969), his dad, Jerry, played for White Sox and Pirates (1973-1989) ... his brother, Jerry, played for the Cubs from 2005-06 and currently plays in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization. ...Drafted by Arizona in the third round of the 2001 draft ... attended Central Arizona Junior College after graduating from Canyon Del Oro (Ariz.) High School. ...Helped the semi-professional Liberal (Kan.) BeeJays to the 2000 National Baseball Congress World Series title.
Mid-season acquisition from the Cubs, hit .224 with 2 homers (both pinch homers) and 7 RBI in 33 games with Washington...with 10 long balls (8 with Cubs, 2 with Nationals), posted a double-digit home run total for the 6th time in 7 seasons...6 of 10 homers came against former employers (2 vs. ARI, 2 vs. SDP, one vs. CHI, one vs. NYM)...3 pinch-hit home runs tied for 3rd in MLB (Evan Gattis and Jonny Gomes tied for MLB lead with 4)...snapped a 6-6 tie with a game-winning pinch-hit 3-run shot in Washington's 11-6 victory on Aug. 21 at Wrigley Field.
Scott set career highs with 25 doubles, 20 home runs and 134 games played in his second season with the New York Mets ... batted .263 (99-for-377) with 57 RBI and also set a career mark with a .504 slugging percentage. ...Was one of only eight N.L. outfielders to have at least a .500 slugging percentage and reach 20 home runs and 25 doubles....Hit the 10th cycle in Mets franchise history, April 27 at Colorado ... singled in the second inning, homered in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and doubled in the sixth. ...Played 59 games in left field, 48 in right field and 14 games in center field....Batted .286 (54-for-189) with 17 doubles, 11 home runs, 30 RBI and a .550 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching....He tied for fourth in the league in home runs, ranked fourth in doubles and was 13th in slugging against southpaws....Belted three pinch-homers, tied for second-most in the majors....Owned a .333 batting average (31-for-93) when leading off an inning. ...Tied his career-high with four hits twice, April 27 at Colorado and October 2 at Miami....Homered in three-straight games, May 26-29 ... batted .563 with five home runs and 10 RBI in a seven-game stretch from May 26-June 5. ...Recorded his lone multi-homer game of the season, July 30 at San Francisco.
Landed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 26, retroactive toAugust 24, with a left oblique strain that he suffered on August 23at Philadelphia...Did not return for the remainder of the season...Drove in a career-best five runs and collected a season-high threehits, while hitting third for the first time in 2011, on July 16 vs.Philadelphia...Hit .281 (16-57) with five home runs and 13 RBI in day games...Had eight hits, including three home runs, in 41 pinch-hit at-bats...Histhree pinch-hit home runs doubled his career total to six and werethe most by a Mets player in a single season since Eric Valent in2004...The franchise record is four, shared by Mark Carreon (1989)and Danny Heep (1983)...Hit his pinch-hit home runs on June 12 atPittsburgh (off Daniel McCutchen), July 8 at San Francisco (off BrianWilson) and July 31 at Washington (off Sean Burnett)...His pinch-hit home run on July 8 at San Francisco was his sixthgo-ahead home run in the ninth inning or later since 2007...Hit two home runs (off Sean Burnett and Drew Storen) on July 31 atWashington, his first multi-home run game since May 7, 2010 and fifthof his career...Also became the second player in team history to hitmultiple home runs in a game after not starting...Hawk Tayloraccomplished the feat on June 20, 1964 vs. Philadelphia at Shea Stadium...Started at all three outfield positions, appearing in 10 games (fourstarts) in leftfield, 10 games (eight starts) in centerfield and 15 games(11 starts) in rightfield...Also made one appearance at second base,August 7, 2011 vs. Atlanta...Started against his brother, Jerry, Jr., five times, going 3-2 in suchgames...The Hairston brothers have faced each other 11 times withScott holding a 7-4 edge.
Played in 104 games, making 78 starts for San Diego...Made 56 starts inleftfield, 18 in centerfield and three in rightfield...Fifty-six of his 78 starts camebefore the All-Star break...Made 21 pinch-hit appearances, going 3-19 (.158)...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, May 17, with a strained left hamstring...Was reinstated from the DL on June 2, following a rehab assignment withLake Elsinore (A) of the California League...Belted two home runs, May 7 at Houston, his fourth career multi-home run game...Tied his career high with four hits, July 11 at Colorado...His previous four-hitgame was on July 26, 2004 at Houston.
2009: Split the season between San Diego and Oakland, also appearing with Single-A Lake Elsinore aspart of a rehabilitation assignment.Began the season with the Padres and was traded to the A's in exchange ... for RHPs Ryan Webb, Craig Italiano and SeanGallagher.... Combined to hit .265 (114-for-430) with 27 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 64 RBI and 50 runs scored in 116 MajorLeague games.... At the time of the trade, ranked among Padres leaders in hits (T4th), doubles (2nd), home runs (3rd), RBI (5th) and runsscored (3rd) despite missing most of June while on the disabled list with a strained left biceps.... Of his 10 homers with SD, five either overcame a deficit or broke a tie to give the club a lead.... With SD, hit .330 (29-for-88) with runners on base, .333 (14-for-42) with RISP, .438 (7-for-16) with RISP and two outs,.500 (2-for-4) with the bases loaded, .333 (12-for-36) in games that were close and late and .313 (20-for-64) after thesixth inning.... Played in 60 games with OAK...44 games in left field (42 starts), 13 games in center field (12 starts) and three games asdesignated hitter.
Injury-shortened season...established single- season, career-highs in games played (112), runs scored (42), home runs (17) and walks (28) and tied single-season highs for doubles (18) and stolen bases (3)...Knocked three leadoff homers...hit .294 (50-for-170) with 12 home runs and 19 RBI in 42 games overall when batting ﬁrst in the order...Hit .280 (40-for-143) off left-handed pitching...tallied a .271 average (48-for-177) at home compared to .221 (33-for-149) on the road...hit .305 (53-for-174) when in game as the center ﬁelder...Made 88 appearances (75 starts) in the outfield and one appearance at second base...51 games in center ﬁeld (45 starts) and 49 games in left ﬁeld (30 starts)...posted a .989 ﬁelding percentage in 688.0 innings in the outﬁeld, committing two errors (both in center ﬁeld) in 190 total chances...four outﬁeld assists...Faced older brother Jerry Jr. in four games when the Padres hosted the Reds 5/22-25...the Hairstons had played in the same Major League game as opposing players three times prior, a three-game series between the OrioleDiamondbacks (Scott) at BAL 6/8-10/04 (Elias)...Suffered a hyperextended left elbow during batting practice 6/14 at CLE...did not go on the DL and only missed four games...Hit .451 (23-for-51) with seven homers and 11 RBI in 17 games from 6/25-7/21...Hit a club-best .317 (20-for-63) in 20 July games...knocked eight homers, tied for sixth-most in the NL...Went 13-for-24 (.542, 5 HR, 8 RBI) during season-high, seven- game hit streak 7/4-11...Recorded a .292 average (33-for-113) in his last 43 contests of the season from 6/25-8/27...Placed on 15-day disabled list 8/28 with a torn ligament in his left thumb and missed the remainder of the season... suffered the injury 8/27 vs. ARI, diving for a ball in center ﬁeld...underwent successful surgery 9/2 at Scripps Clinic to repair the torn ligament...surgery was performed by hand surgeon Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli.
SUMMARY: Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Leo Rosales on 7/27...played in 31 games for San Diego, batting .287 (25-for-87) with five doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 20 RBI and 16 runs scored...hit at a .389 clip (14-for-36) with five homersand 11 RBI in 13 home games at PETCO Park...made 18 starts in the outfield, all in left...appeared in 27 contests overall in the field for the Padres, with 25 games in left and two in center field...placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/10 due to a strained left oblique muscle suffered on 8/9 at STL...reinstated on 9/8...batted a combined .243 (64-for-263) over 107 games with Arizona and San Diego, with 18 doubles, two triples, 11 HR, 36 RBI, 37 runs scored and 26 walks...established career highs in games, doubles, RBI and walks.
SAN FRANCISCO TREAT: Hit seven of his 11 home runs in 2007 against the Giants, including six for San Diego...homeredin back-to-back games 9/25-26 in San Francisco.
WALK-OFF WONDER: Knocked his second walk-off home run for the Padres 9/19 vs. PIT, a two-out, three-run shot off Matt Capps to lift San Diego to a 5-3 victory...also clubbed a walk-off, solo homer in the 10th inning off the Giants Jack Taschner to help the Friars to a 4-3 win on 8/3.
HOMER HAPPY: On 8/3 vs. SF, hit a game-tying, three-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game and went on to knock a walk-off, solo homer in the 10th for the win...marked his first career multi-homer game and, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player to hit a game-tying homer in the eighth inning or later and a walk-off home run in the same game since Vladimir Guerrero did it with the Angels on 6/18/05 against the Marlins...also, only the second Padre to accomplish the feat, joining Ed Sprague (4/11/00 vs. ARI).
GOING DEEPER: Homered in three straight at-bats, including his two homers on 8/3 and a leadoff homer on 8/4 vs. SF...it was the seventh time in franchise history a Padre has homered in three straight at-bats and first since Bret Boone on 6/23/00 vs. CIN...additionally, he is the only Padre to have a leadoff and walk-off homer during that streak (Dave Smith/Retrosheet)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is also the first player to hit a leadoff home run the game after he hit a walk-off homer since Jerome Walton did it with the Reds in 1995, and the first San Diego player to accomplish the feat.
WITH THE D-BACKS: In 76 games with Arizona, hit .222 (39-for-176) with 13 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 16 RBI, 21 runs scored and 19 walks...played 52 games in the outfield, including 42 starts in left field.
Hairston hit .400 in 15 at-bats with the D-Backs in 2006. He was called up in June, but injured his shoulder the same day while running into the outfield wall at PNC Park. The injury sidelined him for nearly two months. Once healthy, Hairston returned to Triple-A Tucson before being recalled on Sept. 20.
Started the year at Triple-A Tucson, but was recalled on April 16 when Jose Cruz Jr. went on the DL. ... Only had 20 at-bats in 15 games. ... Was optioned to Tucson on May 2, recalled again on June 8 before being sent to Tucson on June 28.
Scott donned a Tucson uniform to begin the season before being promoted to the Major Leagues in early May...hailingfrom a baseball-rich family, he is the ninth member to play professionally and joined his older brother Jerry Jr., a BaltimoreOrioles infielder, in the big leagues...he hit safely in 14-of-20 games in April at a .282 pace (24-for-85), then was called upto the majors on May 2 and made his big league debut 5 nights later, fanning as a pinch-hitter against the Phillies...he wasoptioned back to Tucson the next day and, upon his return, completed an 8-game hitting streak that ran from May 1-16 duringwhich he batted .400 (12-for-30)...he was recalled by the D'Backs on May 17 and spent the remainder of the season inthe majors...Scott broke an 0-for-6 start with his first Major League hit, a solo homer off of the Marlins' Carl Pavano, onMay 24 at Florida...the hit triggered a career-high 10-game hitting streak in which he hit .368 (14-for-38), tying Chad Tracyfor the third-longest streak by an Arizona rookie...he clubbed a 2-run homer in the ninth inning on May 31 against the Giantsand the next night, hitting the first of back-to-back blasts with Steve Finley...the June 8-10 interleague series at Baltimorewas a memorable one for the Hairston family as Scott and his older brother Jerry Jr. went head-to-head for the first time intheir young Major League careers, playing in front of their parents...Scott reached base safely via a hit or walk in 26 straightgames from May 24-June 21, collecting at least 1 hit in 23 of those affairs...he scuffled through a 12-game slump from July5-22, hitting .105 (4-for-38), which included his first career ejection on July 11 in San Francisco by Mike DiMuro for excessivearguing...Hairston collected a career-high 4 hits on June 26 at Houston and combined with Luis Gonzalez for back-to-back home runs...Scott struggled over his final 27 games, batting .159 (13-for-82) with 2 home runs and 8 RBI...he finishedthe season with 13 home runs, the second-highest single-season total by an Arizona rookie behind Travis Lee's 22 clouts in1998...one of the National League's top offensive rookies, he tied for first with 6 triples, tied for sixth with 13 homers, eighthwith 34 extra-base hits, and tenth with a .442 slugging percentage and 150 total bases.
Scott continued his climb up the organizational ladder with his first look at AA, and was on his way to another solidseason when it was interrupted with a low back strain that landed him on the El Paso disabled list from May 31-July 10...atthe time of the injury, Scott was batting .309 with 15 doubles, 5 home runs and 29 RBI...when he landed on the shelf, hewas second on the club in RBI and third in doubles and home runs...he was at his hottest just preceding the injury as he hitsafely in 20 of 22 contests from April 29-May 29, batting .337 (31-for-92) with 16 runs scored and 18 RBI...upon returningto active duty, he hit only .235 (35-for-149) over his remaining 41 games of the season...he was promoted to Tucson (AAA)on September 1 and had one pinch-hit appearance, knocking home a run with a sacrifice fly...while playing in the ArizonaFall League, Scott proved to be healthy by posting a .360 average, the fifth-best in the league, with 4 home runs and 14 RBIin 22 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions...prior to the season he was ranked by Baseball America as not only the topprospect in the farm system but also as No. 26 on their list of the game's Top 100 Prospects.
Selected as the second baseman on USA TODAY Baseball Weekly's Minor League All-Star team after finishing thirdoverall in the minors in batting average (.345), first in extra-base hits (73) second in doubles (46) and slugging (.603)and seventh in on-base percentage (.429)...Voted the Diamondbacks organization's Minor League Player of the Year, leading their farm system in batting average,runs (99), doubles, home runs (22) and total bases (285)...Became the first player to be tabbed the organization's Playerof the Month three times in a single season, taking the honors for May, July and August...Named to the Midwest League's postseason All-Star team.
Spent his first professional season at Missoula (R) of the Pioneer League...Selected as the second baseman on the Topps Short-A/Rookie League All-Star team...Named to the Pioneer League All-Star team.