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Nationals Offseason: Jerry Hairston Jr. Signs One-Year Contract With Washington

The Washington Nationals have now filled out their bench. They have reportedly signed utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. to a one-year contract, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Hairston will make $2 million on a one-year contract, with incentives that could push his salary to $3 million, according to Rosenthal. He has already passed his physical and has agreed to those terms, according to Bill Ladson of

Hairston, who will turn 35 this season, played for the San Diego Padres last season. He hit .244 with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs in 119 games, making 476 plate appearances. The Nationals will be his seventh team. He came up in 1998 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles' organization, playing seven seasons there. 

Hairston will likely fill in a second base, shortstop and in the outfield next season.