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Tigers offered Scott Hairston a two-year deal

The Tigers offered free agent outfielder Scott Hairston a two-year deal, but reports claim both parties have moved on, unable to agree on terms.

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

The morning rumors out of the Winter Meetings were true. The Tigers were serious in their pursuit of free agent outfielder Scott Hairston.

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports:

The afternoon rumors Hairston is no longer a target of the Tigers are also true

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:

After signing $1.1 million a season deals with the Mets in 2011 and 2012, Hairston is looking for more security and a hefty raise. Reports are the 32 year old right-hand hitting Hairston wants a multi-year contract worth somewhere in the range of $4-5 million a season.

Despite being an excellent fit for the Tigers' needs, the contract demands of the 9 year veteran may have been too rich for the Tigers' blood.