Found January 12, 2013 on Philly Sports World:
Darin Ruf, Phillies everyday left fielder? The Phillies appear that they have their outfield set for the 2013 season. The trade talk as dwindled down quite a bit in the last month and the names left, well there are few. The last of the names being Scott Hairston, is just a name and a highly unlikely signing. If you think the Phillies have their eyes on him, well take a good look at his numbers and you will stop thinking about it. Last season, Hairston played the most games he has ever played in his career, 134. He batted .263 with 20 home runs (the most he has had in his nine seasons) and had 57 rbi. Prior to last season he has never had more than 17 home runs in any season and has had more than 400 at bats once. It would be safe to say that Hairston is a platoon player which the Phillies have plenty of making Hairston’s salary demands 8 million and a TWO YEAR DEAL a ridiculous demand from the Phillies perspective. With that out-of-the-way, the silence from the rumor mill is beginni...
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