Washington Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston And PTBNL For RHP Ivan Pineyro And PTBNL

Jonathan Daniel

The deal which was rumored last night was made official this morning with the Washington Nationals acquiring 33-year-old veteran Scott Hairston and a PTBNL from the Chicago Cubs in return for 21-year-old right-hander Ivan Pineyro and a PTBNL.

One half of the deal was announced last night. The Washington Nationals acquired 33-year-old veteran outfielder and right-handed bench bat Scott Hairston from the Chicago Cubs in return for what was initially described only as an "A-ball" pitcher by reporters. The Nats made the official announcement this morning. Hairston, the 10-year MLB vet, was acquired along with a PTBNL in exchange for 21-year-old right-hander Ivan Pineyro and a PTBNL according to the Nationals' official press release on the trade.

Hairston is described in the release by the Nationals as a, "veteran right-handed power threat," and they note that the right-handed hitting outfielder, "... tied for second in MLB with three pinch-hit home runs last season."

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal wrote last night that Hairston, who signed a 2-year/$5M contract with the Cubs last winter, will likely fill Tyler Moore's role on the Nats' bench after Moore, 26, has struggled through the first half of the season, posting a .151/.195/.283 line with five doubles and three home runs in 42 games and 113 plate appearance after posting a .263/.327/.513 line with nine doubles and 10 home runs in 75 games and 171 PAs in 2012.

The Nationals send Ivan Pineyro, 21, to the Cubs. The right-hander who signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2010, was (5-3) with a 3.14 ERA, a 2.93 FIP, 17 walks (2.32 BB/9) and 65 Ks (8.86 K/9) in 13 starts and 66.0 IP at Class-A Hagerstown and (1-0) with a 3.86 ERA, 4.40 FIP, five walks (5.40 BB/9) and seven Ks (5.40 K/9) in two starts and 11 2/3 IP at Class-A Potomac this season before today's trade. He was (13-11) with a 3.17 ERA in three seasons in the Nationals' organization.

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