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The Texas Rangers signed utility infielder Jeff Baker to a minor league contract, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The deal includes Baker getting a spring training invitation to compete for a spot on the bench. Baker, 31, batted .239 with four home runs and 25 RBI in 201 plate appearances last year with the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. He is a lifetime .266 hitter. In eight seasons, Baker has played every infield position except shortstop and can play corner outfield spots. Leury Garcia, Yangervis Solarte and Brandon Snyder will be among those competing with Baker for a spot on the Rangers' 25-man roster this spring.
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The Texas Rangers continued to add spring training depth Saturday, agreeing to terms with utility man Jeff Baker and left-hander Nate Robertson on minor-league deals with invitations to spring training.
Baker is an eight-year vet who spent the 2012 season playing for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. He hit just .239 in 2012 but is a .266 career hitter and can...
Hot News for 1B Jeff Baker
The last remaining right handed outfielder has signed with the Rangers, it's been reported that Jeff Baker has agreed to a minor league deal with Texas. Now I'm not saying Baker would be an improvement over who the Mets have but like I've been saying all along if you can't make a significant upgrade then bring in multiple candidates to compete for the positions...
Left-hander Nate Robertson and utilityman eff Baker have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers.
Baker hit .266 with 37 homers in 543 games during the last eight seasons with Colorado (2005-09), the Chicago Cubs (2009-12), Detroit (2012) and Atlanta (2012). He hit .239 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 83 games last season.
Baker has started games at first, second...
Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Roy Oswalt‘s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client:
If the Mets indeed are interested in signing veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, it’s news to his longtime agent, Bob Garber.
“Not sure where the report came from,” Garber said in a text message. “I’m not aware of any interest from the Mets.”
I have a suspicious...
Newsday’s Marc Carig tweets that Roy Oswalt’s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client:
Roy Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber: “I’m not aware of any interest” from the Mets.
I have a suspicious feeling that most Met fans will be relieved to hear this.
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The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door...
The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door has not fully closed even with the addition of Shaun Marcum to round out the projected rotation, a baseball source told ESPN New York.
Oswalt, 35, went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances (nine starts) in 2012 with the Texas Rangers. He made his season debut June 22 — less than four weeks after...