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.