The versatile Jerry Hairston Jr. has accepted a position with the Dodgers broadcast team, tweets Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweets that Hairston has officially retired from playing.
The 37-year-old Hairston batted .211/.265/.275 with a pair of homers in 226 plate appearances for the Dodgers last season. Hairston comes from a strong baseball background, as he is the brother of outfielder Scott Hairston. His father, Jerry Hairston Sr., had a 14-year career, and his grandfather (Sam) and uncle (John) each saw brief time Major League Baseball as well.
Hairston played for the Orioles, Rangers, Dodgers, Cubs, Reds, Padres, Nationals, Yankees and Brewers in parts of 16 Major League seasons, batting .257/.324/.368 along the way. He will finish his career with 1,126 hits, 580 runs scored, 70 homers, 420 RBIs and 147 stolen bases. Hairston earned $21.2MM over the course of his big league career, per Baseball-Reference. Congratulations on the new job, and best of luck in life after your playing career, Jerry.