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Hairston Jr. wants to return to Padres in 2011

Hairston Jr. wants to return to Padres in 2011

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LOS ANGELES -- On the day it was disclosed that San Diego utilityman Jerry Hairston Jr. will miss the rest of the regular season with a stress fracture of the right tibia, he said he would like to return in 2011.

"I really enjoyed my time here," Hairston said. "It's a great organization and also a great group of guys. If they would have me back, I would love that opportunity."

Hairston, who signed a one-year deal as a free agent in January for $2.125 million, will turn 35 next May. He hit .244 and tied his career-high with 10 home runs. Hairston had 50 RBIs in 430 at-bats.

Hairston played 47 games at second base, three games at third base, 62 games at shortstop and 12 games in the outfield.

According to Fangraphs, Hairston's value this season has been worth $7.6 million -- a figure that's calculated by his WAR (1.9), wins above replacement converted to a dollar scale of what a player would make in free agency.

As for his production at this point of his career, Hairston said he has prided himself on how good of shape he's in and how he prepares for a season.

"I really take care of my body," he said. "I've talked to a lot of guys who have had long careers and they've said to make sure and get your rest. I'm very pleased with that."

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