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UPDATE: Jerry Hairston joins brother in San Diego

Jan 18, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

UPDATE: Hairston is officially a Padre, agreeing to a one-year, $2.125 million deal.

Ken Rosenthal of reports that free agent utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. is “closing in” on a contract to join his younger brother Scott in San Diego.

Hairston would make more than $2 million with the Padres, according to
Rosenthal, and is expected to play a super-utility role with the club.
Last weekend, Hairston was linked to joining his brother Scott in Oakland. Of course, this was before Scott was re-acquired by the Padres this weekend as part of the Kevin Kouzmanoff deal.

Hairston, who turns 34 in May, batted .251/.315/.394 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI and seven stolen bases in 383 at-bats between the Reds and World Champion Yankees last season, appearing at all three outfield positions, second base, shortstop and third base.

  1. Moses Green - Jan 17, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    This is very exciting news for the Hairston family. The rest of us – not so much.

  2. R. R. Rivera - Jan 18, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Padres have to hold the record for brothers that play on the same team: Hairstons’, Gonzalezes’, Alomars’. They need to get a couple of the Molina brothers too. Didn’t the Alou Brothers play there at one time also? LOL

  3. cmoore019 - Jan 19, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    I guess its just me but 2 mil for one year for a util player ? Seems very high to me especially when he’s a dime a dozen type player.

  4. Craig - Jan 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Don’t forget the Giles boys

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