Dave Dombrowski denies Tigers offered Hairston contract

(WXYZ) - Amidst reports the Detroit Tigers offered a contract to outfielder Scott Hairston, Dave Dombrowski told reporters the team has in fact not extended any such offer.

Fox Sports baseball writer Jon Morosi reported Monday evening the Tigers had extended a two-year deal to the free agent outfielder.

According to reports, the Tigers and Yankees are both in pursuit of Hairston. Last season, he hit .263 with 20 home runs and 57 RBI in 134 games with the New York Mets.

Hairston, 32, is an eight-year veteran who has spent his career with the Mets, Padres, Athletics and Diamondbacks.

The Tigers are in the market for a right-handed bat to likely platoon with Andy Dirks in left field, according to MLive's James Schmehl.

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