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Jerry Hairston Jr. | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/29/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern Illinois
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ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine reports that Jerry Hairston has opted to retire, ending his 16-year MLB career.
Levine also reports Hairston will slide right into a role as an analyst before and after Dodgers games. Hairston, 37, finished 2013 with a .539 OPS in 226 trips to the plate with the Dodgers. He retires with a career .692 OPS in just short of 5,000 plate appearances. Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:10:00 PM

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Jerry Hairston Jr. is "a potential fit for the Braves," according to MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman.

"Hairston would be a great clubhouse addition," tweeted Bowman. "But there are injury concerns and he struggled when he was primarily used as a PH." FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that Hairston will sign within the next 24 hours. The 37-year-old slashed a meager .211/.265/.275 over 226 plate appearances with the Dodgers this season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 07:53:00 PM

Jerry Hairston Jr. (back) took batting practice and shagged fly balls in the outfield Tuesday with no issues.

Hairston hasn't played since September 25 because of a sore back but appears to be healthy enough for the NLDS. However, he still might not make the cut with Michael Young on the roster and the fact that he was 2-for-29 at the plate in September. "We'll see," Mattingly said when asked about Hairston's status for the NLDS. "We're still going over the roster and seeing how everything fits with who we have, don't have, what guys can do, can't do and then trying to put our best club together."
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 09:47:00 PM

Jerry Hairston Jr. was unavailable to play Thursday due to back spasms.

Hairston felt the back issue coming on Wednesday and was unable to work out prior to Thursday's contest. He's considered day-to-day, but the malady isn't good for Hairston's chances at cracking the Dodgers' postseason roster.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Dodgers activated INF/OF Jerry Hairston, Jr. from the 15-day disabled list.

The Dodgers have yet to announce the corresponding roster move. Hairston, out since early May with a groin strain and tendinitis in his knee, will make the start in left field Monday night against the Angels. The 36-year-old utility man returns to a .255/.304/.353 batting line over 58 plate appearances this season.
Mon, May 27, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee, groin) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

Hairston originally landed on the disabled list with a left groin strain earlier this month, but then had a setback when he tweaked his knee. Barring any setbacks, he should be able to rejoin the Dodgers before the end of the month.
Fri, May 24, 2013 07:26:00 PM

An MRI on Jerry Hairston Jr.'s knee has revealed tendinitis.

Hairston is on the DL with a left groin strain, but it appears that the knee might be a bigger issue at the moment. However, he still played in an extended spring training game Monday, so it appears that it's not a significant setback. He could still be ready to return before the end of the month.
Mon, May 20, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Jerry Hairston (knee, groin) will play in an extended spring training game Monday.

Hairston landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a left groin strain, but he suffered a brief setback last week due to a knee issue. It's not clear when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment, but he's moving in the right direction.
Mon, May 20, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee, groin) had "a little bit of a setback."

Hairston was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with a left groin strain, but he's now dealing with a knee issue. The setback means that he won't be activated from the DL next week when first eligible. The Dodgers are expected to send Hairston on a rehab assignment before he's cleared to return.
Sat, May 18, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Jerry Hairston, Jr. (groin) is scheduled to have his knee examined Friday.

Hairston was placed on the disabled list earlier this month due to left groin strain, but now his knee is giving him issues. It's suddenly unlikely that he'll be back when he's eligible.
Fri, May 17, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Jerry Hairston Jr. (groin) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Hairston has been working out at the Dodgers' spring training facility and is feeling improvement with his strained groin. If all goes well, he could be ready for activation sometime next week.
Mon, May 13, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Jerry Hairston Jr. (groin) is likely to play in a rehab game or two before returning to the Dodgers.

Hairston was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week because of a left groin strain. He is aiming to be activated May 22 -- the first day he's eligible.
Mon, May 13, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Dodgers placed INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, with a left groin strain.

Hairston tried to test out his groin before Monday's game but had to limp off the field. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out.
Tue, May 7, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Jerry Hairston. Jr. (groin) is expected to be placed on the disabled list Tuesday.

Hairston attempted to test his strained groin muscle during pre-game workouts on Monday, but he ended up limping off the field. With Mark Ellis (quad) also sidelined, Nick Punto will likely see most of the playing time at second base. It's not clear who will replace Hairston on the active roster, but Tony Gwynn Jr., Nick Buss, Elian Herrera and Scott Van Slyke are among the possibilities for a call-up.
Tue, May 7, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Jerry Hairston Jr. (groin) had to come off the field after limping while loosening up prior to a workout Monday.

Hairston was going to test out his strained groin muscle, but obviously he's not ready yet and it seems likely that he'll be placed on DL. The Dodgers should update his status shortly.
Mon, May 6, 2013 07:47:00 PM

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