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Dodgers sign Jerry Hairston Jr.

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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.

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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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