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.