Hairston was released by the White Sox on Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The veteran outfielder has scuffled in recent years, and without a spot for him on the present roster or in their future plans, the White Sox decided to let Hairston go. He could find a place soon if another team is searching for a veteran presence with some pop in his history.
Hairston signed a minor league deal with the White Sox on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
Hairston didn't play last season after a rough 2014 season where he sported a .552 OPS in 61 games. The 35-year-old hasn't been a productive player since 2012, but the White Sox hope that he can regain his old form as a power-hitting middle infielder.
Scott Hairston certainly made the most of his pinch-hitting appearance for the Nationals on Saturday against Texas. He launched his first homer of the year in the sixth inning to conclude the scoring.
Hairston has also made the most of his limited plate appearances in 2014 with nine hits in 20 at-bats for a .450 average.
The Nationals officially activated outfielder Scott Hairston from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Dodgers, the team announced. The Nationals also optioned outfielder Steven Souza Jr to Triple-A Syracuse.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston could be back from the disabled list as early as Monday against the Dodgers, according to MASN Sports.
Hairston is rehabbing for Triple-A Syracuse after suffering an oblique injury in early April. He went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI in his first rehab game on Thursday.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston (oblique) will spend a couple days at extended spring training before beginning a rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse this week, reports the Washington Post.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston (oblique) took batting practice on the field again on Thursday without any issues, manager Matt Williams told MLB.com.
Williams expects Hairston to do regular outfield drills on Saturday. Barring any setbacks, Hairston could start working on game situations in the near future.
Nationals manager Matt Williams said outfielder Scott Hairston (oblique) took batting practice on the field Wednesday. Williams added it will be important to see how Hairston feels Thursday.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston (oblique) has been taking swings in the batting cage and hopes to begin a minor-league rehab assignment soon, per MLB.com. Hairston, who is swinging at 75 percent intensity, said he's "right on schedule" in his recovery.
"I'm just setting really small goals right now," Hairston said. "We'll complete steps one and two before we see the finish line."
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston is making progress in his recovery from a strained left oblique, but has yet to pick up a bat. Manager Matt Williams told MLB.com Hairston is progressing, but still does not have a timeline as the team tries to make sure he does not suffer any setbacks.
"He's progressing into rigorous activity," Williams said. "Those things are tough. You've got to make sure you're really careful because if you have an additional setback it takes a long time."
The Nationals have placed outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Hairston is dealing with an oblique injury. Tyler Moore will take his place on the 25-man roster. Hairston has received two at-bats this year.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston provided a big boost off the bench Wednesday, in an 11-6 win over the Cubs.
Hairston entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with two runners on base, and proceeded to club his ninth home run of the season, breaking a 6-6 tie.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston was tossed from Saturday's game against the Braves in the ninth inning, for arguing balls and strikes. Hairston finished the game 1 for 5 with three strikeouts and a run scored.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston is in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
With a lefty on the mound, Hairston will get a chance to start. Hairston will play left and hit eighth against Madison Bumgarner. He's hitting .179/.239/.415 in 123 at-bats.
Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston took groundballs at first base today during batting practice Friday, according to the Washington Post. Hairston is looking to make himself more versatile and wants to gain comfort at first base in case he is needed there next season.
"Maybe it'll lengthen my career," Hairston said.
Newly acquired outfielder Scott Hairston made his Nationals' debut Tuesday against the Phillies, starting in left field and hitting leadoff. Hairston, who was acquired in a trade from the Cubs, has three home runs in his last six games (two starts).
Recently acquired outfielder Scott Hairston is expected to join the Nationals Monday, according to CSNWashington.com.
The club expects to have Hairston in uniform Monday against the Phillies. Hairston is hitting .172/.232/.434 in 99 at-bats. He is expected to play primarily against left-handers.
The Nationals have acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Cubs, FOX Sports reports Sunday. The Cubs are expected to receive a minor-league pitcher in return, which will be announced Monday.
Hairston will add depth in the outfield. He hit .163/.225/.398 with seven homers and 18 RBI in 98 at-bats with the Cubs.
Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston accounted for all of the team's runs in a 6-2 loss to the Pirates Friday in his first appearance in nearly two weeks. Hairston, who hadn't played since June 23, went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run, his seventh of the season.
Hairston is hitting just .165 on the season but seven of his 16 hits have gone over the wall.
Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston hit a grand slam in Friday's win over Arizona.
The grand slam was Hairston's only hit. It was a welcome bright spot in what's been an awful season, as the 33-year-old is hitting a brutal .162/.189/.368.