The versatile Jerry Hairston Jr. has accepted a position with the Dodgers broadcast team and has officially retired from playing, tweets Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.
The 37-year-old Hairston batted .211/.265/.275 with a pair of homers in 226 plate appearances for the Dodgers last season. He 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.