Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Considering the relatively lucrative contracts garnered this off season by fellow utility players Nick Punto and Willie Bloomquist, it stood to reason that Jerry Hairston Jr. would be able to obtain a deal of his satisfaction without much difficulty.Alas, a seventeenth season between the lines will not be in the cards, as Hairston announced his retirement in order to pursue a new opportunity with the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team.After 16 seasons decided retiring is my best opportunity. Game will not miss me but I will miss it and teammates immensely! #NextChapter— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@Therealjhair) December 11, 2013A member of the famed Hairston bloodline, his brother Scott is a current member of the Washington Nationals, while his father (Jerry Hairston Sr.), uncle (Johnny Hairston), and grandfather (Sammy Hairston) all played professionally in the Major Leagues.Hairston Jr. accumulates a lifetime batting line .257/.325/.368 in 1442 games played over his career, hitting 70 ...
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