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New York Mets Free Agent Rumors 2012: Outfielder Scott Hairston Resigned

The New York Daily News' New York Mets blog Surfing The Mets reported Thursday that the New York Mets have resigned outfield Scott Hairston to a major league contract. The announcement of Hariston's signing will be made official after he passes a physical examination.

Last season, Hairston, 31, hit seven home runs and drove in 24 RBI in just 79 games with the Mets, who will probably use the veteran off the bench.

According to the Daily News' Andy Martino, the Mets are for from done this off season:

The Mets are still seeking a backup shortstop, and they could either sign a lefty bench bat like Willie Harris (although there have been no talks with him), or give that job to Adam Loewen or Mike Baxter.

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