Dodgers add Hairston, near deal with Harang
The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a deal with pitcher Aaron Harang and have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr.
Harang, a 32-year-old right-hander, was 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA last season, his first with the San Diego Padres. He made $3.5 million, and the Padres paid $500,000 to void a $5 million player option he had exercised.
In a big league career that has included stops in Oakland (2002-03) and Cincinnati (2003-10), Harang is 95-94 with a 4.25 ERA.
Hairston hit .274 with one homer and seven RBIs this year to help the Milwaukee Brewers reach the NL championship series. He gets $2.25 million next year and $3.75 million in 2013.