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Jerry Hairston is retiring to join the Dodgers’ television team

Dec 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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After playing 16 seasons for nine different teams Jerry Hairston Jr. has decided to call it a career. Well, at least a playing career.

Hairston is retiring as a player and immediately becoming a member of the media, joining the Dodgers’ new television channel as a pre- and post-game host for 15-20 games.

Hairston is 37 years old and struggled in a part-time role with the Dodgers, so calling it quits isn’t surprising. With that said, as of about 24 hours ago he certainly sounded like someone planning to play in 2014, telling Ken Rosenthal of

I’m well aware I’m the only guy on the market that can play anywhere and I’ll make a decision within 24 hours.

And apparently that decision was “be on television.”

  1. Bryan Robinson - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Taking super-utility to a new level, gang.

  2. mick2014 - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Hopefully that means the annoying ass Steve Lyons is not coming back!

  3. jwbiii - Dec 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Jerry Hairston Sr.’s wedding photo, just because I like it

    And he didn’t even have to rent a tuxedo.

  4. southofheaven81 - Dec 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Good for him. Nice little carreer, got a ring in New York. Happy trails, Jerry.

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