Are Scott Hairston, Juan Pierre options for Giants outfield?

Thursday August 16th, 2012

Mets OF Scott Hairston may be available to the Giants. (Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

After Alfonso Soriano led Chicago Cubs beat writers to believe on Wednesday that he would not waive his no-trade rights to the San Francisco Giants, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal offers other potential roster moves:

Other external options will be available to the Giants if they seek to replace left fielder Melky Cabrera, who on Wednesday was suspended 50 games for violating baseball’s drug policy.

But the supply figures to be limited.

Consider the New York MetsScott Hairston and Philadelphia PhilliesJuan Pierre, outfielders whose names surfaced in trade discussions before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. Both Hairston and Pierre have yet to be placed on waivers, according to major-league sources. But a team that trails the Giants in the overall NL standings – a team such as the Arizona Diamondbacks – likely would block both players.

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