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Jerry Hairston Jr. to retire ... if Dodgers win World Series

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Will 2013 be Jerry Hairston Jr.'s final season? He and the Dodgers hope so. (Getty Images)

Although the Dodgers would certainly cut this deal, a World Series trophy for them in 2013 will mean the end of Jerry Hairston Jr.'s playing career. So says Jerry Hairston Jr.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times quotes Hairston thus:

"If we win the World Series, I guarantee you I'm going to retire,” Hairston said. “You can't get any better than that. ... It would be cool to say I won one with the Yankees and won one with the Dodgers."

Hairston, a member of the 2009 Yankees, is a career .259/.327/.372 hitter across parts of 15 major-league seasons. He's headed into his second campaign with the Dodgers.

Hairston is coming off hip surgery but tells Hernandez he should be fully healthy by spring training. He projects as a back-of-the-roster reserve on the Dodgers.

If the most recent Bovada odds are any guide, then Hairston will probably not be retiring after next season -- at least not of his own volition.

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