Posted December 11, 2013

Jerry Hairston retiring, joining Dodgers’ broadcast team

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Jerry Hairston will make the switch from playing baseball to analyzing it. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jerry Hairston will make the switch from playing baseball to analyzing it. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

After 16 seasons with nine teams, Jerry Hairston is retiring from baseball and immediately joining the Dodgers’ television team. Hairston will work as a pre- and postgame analyst for 15 to 20 games.

Hairston made it to the postseason twice, once with the New York Yankees and once with the Milwaukee Brewers. Hairston was with the Yankees in 2009, when they won the World Series. He also played with the Brewers in 2011, when the team was two games away from a World Series berth.

He has just a .257 career batting average but had more than 4,000 career at-bats.

At 37 years old, Hairston struggled in a part-time capacity with the Dodgers, making his retirement relatively unsurprising.

However, Hairston did make it seem like he was intending to play in 2014, telling FOXSports.com reporter Ken Rosenthal on Dec. 10 that he could “play anywhere.”


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