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Jerry Hairston Jr retires from baseball

AP - Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Jerry Hairston Jr. is retiring after spending the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 37-year-old utilityman hit .211 this year with two homers and 22 RBIs in 204 at-bats.

He said on Twitter on Wednesday, ''after 16 seasons decided retiring is my best opportunity. Game will not miss me but I will miss it and teammates immensely!''

Hairston has a .257 career average with 70 homers, 420 RBIs and 147 steals with Baltimore (1998-04), the Chicago Cubs (2005-06), Texas (2006-07), Cincinnati (2008-09), the World Series champion New York Yankees in 2009, San Diego (2010), Washington (2011), Milwaukee (2011) and the Dodgers.

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