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Jerry Hairston has enjoyed a lengthy career because of his versatility in the field.
A decade ago, Hairston was supposed to be the Orioles' long-term answer at second base. Injuries and the emergence of Brian Roberts changed those plans, but Hairston wound up enjoying a nice career as a utilityman.
Now he hopes to impart the lessons he learned from guys like Cal Ripken and Mike Bordick to a Nationals clubhouse that features several energetic, young position players not all that unlike Hairston used to be.