Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr.

The Dodgers have signed Jerry Hairston Jr. to a two-year deal worth $6MM plus incentives, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The 35-year-old has passed his physical. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the contract will pay Hairston $2.25MM in 2012 and $3.75MM in 2013.

Hairston hit .270/.344/.383 in 376 plate appearances for the Brewers and Nationals in 2011. His production was remarkably consistent before and after the Nats moved him at the trade deadline — he had a .727 OPS for both teams. The Brewers and Giants were among the other clubs interested in signing Hairston.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported that Hairston and the Dodgers were getting close to a two-year deal.


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