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Dodgers sign Jerry Hairston Jr.

December 5, 2011 |  4:14 pm


The Dodgers have signed utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. to a two-year, $6-million contract, according to people with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been officially announced.

Hairston will earn $2.25 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013.

Hairston, 35, batted .270 with five home runs and 31 runs batted in for the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers last season. He played five positions over the course of the year: second and third base, shortstop, left and center field.

— Dylan Hernandez in Dallas


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Photo: Jerry Hairston Jr. looks up at the home plate umpire as he slides safely into home plate past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium. Credit: Whitney Curtis / EPA