Jerry Hairston Jr. retires as player, takes broadcasting job

Jerry Hairston Jr. is retiring after spending the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Jerry Hairston Jr. is retiring after spending the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 37-year-old utilityman hit .211 this year with two homers and 22 RBIs in 204 at-bats.

He said on Twitter on Wednesday, ''after 16 seasons decided retiring is my best opportunity. Game will not miss me but I will miss it and teammates immensely!''

Hairston has a .257 career average with 70 homers, 420 RBIs and 147 steals with Baltimore (1998-04), the Chicago Cubs (2005-06), Texas (2006-07), Cincinnati (2008-09), the World Series champion New York Yankees in 2009, San Diego (2010), Washington (2011), Milwaukee (2011) and the Dodgers.

According to multiple reports, Hairston has accepted a position with the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast team.

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