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.

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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