Found June 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jeff Baker
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
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The Texas Rangers have placed utility player Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right thumb. While he’s been progressing, Baker told T.R. Sullivan that the process has taken longer than expected. "It's progressing, but I'm progressing in baby steps," Baker said. "The decision was made, now I need to get ready. It's frustrating, but it's out of my control. The biggest thing is to get healthy and don't have any setbacks." Baker has been out since last Wednesday when he suffered the injury while high-fiving a teammate. He’s yet to resume baseball-related activities, as he’s having trouble gripping a bat or throwing a baseball. Initially the Rangers were hoping to have Baker back by this weekend, but that was no longer expected to be the case so the DL move was made. Prior to landing on the shelf, Baker was hitting an impressive .317/.391/.695 with four doubles and nine home runs over 92 plate appearances. In addition to placing Baker on the DL, the Rangers optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness to Triple-A while recalling catcher Robinson Chirinos and left-hander Joe Ortiz. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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