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Jerry Hairston Injury: Dodgers Utility Man To Have Hip Surgery, Ending His Season

Jerry Hairston Jr. will miss the remainder of the season, as the utility man for the Los Angeles Dodgers will undergo left hip surgery in the coming weeks. The recovery period is expected to be four to six months.

Hairston hit .273/.342/.387 in 78 games for the Dodgers, starting games at second base, third base, and left field. He left the game on August 11 in Miami against the Marlins with left hip tightness, and was placed on the disabled list two days later with left hip inflammation.

He went to Arizona to rehab at the Dodgers' training facility at Camelback Ranch, but Hairston's hip condition did not improve.

"We originally felt this was going to be 15 days, but right now Jerry hasn't responded very well," manager Don Mattingly said on Tuesday. "He's still having a lot of pain."

Hairston still has one year remaining on his two-year contract, and will make $3.75 million in 2013.

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