Jan 14, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT
Hairston will be 37 years old in May, needed surgery to repair his injured hip, and has just one season remaining on his contract, but he’s been a solid part-time player while hitting around .270 with a .345 on-base percentage in each of the past two seasons.
Hairston previously won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009, going 1-for-8 in limited postseason action, and will top $20 million in career earnings this season.
In related news: I vow to retire from blogging if the Twins win the World Series this season.
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