JERRY HAIRSTON JR., 36, utility
Final 2012 stats: .273 batting average, four home runs, 26 RBI, 19 runs, .342 on-base and .387 slugging percentages in 238 at-bats.
Contract status: Signed for 2013 at $3.75 million, the last of his two-year contract.
The good: Hairston was sort of the new Jamey Carroll, the utility man extraordinaire. He split time between second and third, but also played 15 games in left field. Got off to a terrific start, was hitting .366 with .435 on-base and .525 slugging percentages through June 9.
The bad: After June 9, however, his season took a drastic turn. He hit just .204/.272/.285 in his last 44 games before shutting his season down Aug. 11 with a hip injury. The hip had been bothering him for a while, so that likely explains his downward turn. He had taken over the third base job from Juan “He’s Still Here?” Uribe before his season ended. The hip eventually required surgery.