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Jerry Hairston is retiring to join the Dodgers’ television team

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 07: Jerry Hairston #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home-run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 7, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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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.”

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