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John Baker is a .271 career hitter, although he missed most of the past two seasons due to elbow injury
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Official Press Release Provided by the San Diego Padres Media Department:
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired catcher John Baker from the Florida Marlins in exchange for left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.
In 212 Major League games with the Marlins (2008-2011), the 30...
The Miami Marlins acquired Wade LeBlanc from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. Why? Well apparently, the Marlins needed a lefty and the Padres could use another catcher. Everybody's happy for now.
LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, sucking for most of 2011 and spending some time with Triple-A Tuscon until winning three of...
Wade LeBlanc likes how the Miami Marlins' new uniforms look. He hopes to be wearing one next April.
The Marlins acquired the left-hander from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions and hoping that strong finish carries over into spring training when he'll...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins acquired left-hander Wade LeBlanc from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker.
LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions. In parts of four seasons with the Padres, LeBlanc went 17-22 with a 4.54 ERA, starting 52 times and coming in as a reliever twice.
Baker was limited to...
The Marlins and Padres managed to sneak in a little one-for-one trade just before the Thanksgiving holiday, with catcher John Baker heading to San Diego in exchange for left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc.
As you know, the Padres were simply horrendous on offense in 2011. Among the 30 clubs, they ranked 29th in AVG (.237), 28th in OBP (.305), 29th in SLG (.349), 30th in ISO (.112),...
In a move to add a left-handed bat and depth at the catching position, the Padres dealt left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Marlins for catcher John Baker on Tuesday.
The San Diego Padres acquired catcher John Baker from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Wade LeBlanc on Tuesday.
The San Diego Padres have traded left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Miami Marlins for catcher John Baker, according to a team press release.
LeBlanc, 26, was 5-6 with the Padres in 2011 with a 4.63 ERA in 14 starts.
Baker, 30, played in 30 games for the Marlins in 2011. In 212 (112 games in 2009) Major League games over four seasons, Baker has hit .271/.356/.401.
John Baker is a .271 career hitter, although he missed most of the past two seasons due to elbow injury.
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The trade doesn’t qualify as the kind of big splash the Marlins are hoping to make. But in dealing catcher John Baker to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for left-handed starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc, the Marlins sought to rectify one of their glaring shortcomings — a lack of upper-level pitching depth within the organization.