Jeff Baker to bat cleanup for Marlins on Opening Day

From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes the Marlins’ lineup plan for Opening Day … With Rafael Furcal headed to the disabled list, Christian Yelich will lead off. [Manager Mike Redmond] said that means Adeiny Hechavarria could bat second, followed by Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker, who will be the Opening Day second baseman against Colorado lefty Jorge De La Rosa...
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Marlins' Jeff Baker departs with hip soreness

According to Juan Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, Jeff Baker left Monday’s game with a sore hip and is considered day-to-day.OneTwo1 via Wikimedia Commons #Marlins INF Jeff Baker left Monday's game against the #Mets with a sore left hip. Day-to-day.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) March 10, 2014 In spring training this year with Miami, he is 5 of 15 with one double...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Jeff Baker agrees to deal with Marlins

A person familiar with the situation says infielder-outfielder Jeff Baker has agreed to a $3.7 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The person confirmed an agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Marlins hadn't announced a deal. Baker batted .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBIs in 74 games for Texas last season. The Marlins...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Rangers hope to bring back Jeff Baker for bench role

The Rangers are interested in having Jeff Baker on the bench again this season, a person familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. Baker, a free agent, hit .279 with 11 homers, 21 RBIs and a .905 OPS in 175 plate appearances with the Rangers last season. He started at six positions: designated hitter, first, second and third base and the corner-outfield spots. The Rangers were...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' release Jeff Baker and activate Matt West

The Texas Rangers have announced that they have designated Jeff Baker for assignment according to T.R. Sullivan of In accordance with this move they've activated pitcher Matt West off the 60-day disabled list to replace Baker on the 40 man roster. He posted a .279/.360/.545 batting line and 11 home runs with 21 RBI’s through 154 at bats with Texas this season....
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Baker hoping trip to hand specialist pays off

ARLINGTON, Texas The high five gone terribly wrong continues to hamper the Texas Rangers. Utility man Jeff Baker, who hurt his right thumb during an overzealous high five from a teammate, visited a hand specialist Monday and received a cortisone shot. Baker also has a new splint on the hand. Baker has been on the disabled list since June 18 with a right thumb sprain. He made enough...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

High-five gone wrong forces Baker out of Rangers lineup

ARLINGTON, Texas Not having Jeff Baker in the lineup for Friday night's game against Toronto left-hander Jeff Baker looked strange. The reason Bakers' not in the lineup takes the weirdness to a new level. Baker sprained his right thumb before Thursday's game when he got it hurt receiving a high five from an overzealous teammate. Baker's thumb was sore enough Friday...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers trade OF Jeff Baker to Braves

The Detroit Tigers have traded outfielder Jeff Baker to the Atlanta Braves. Detroit dealt Baker on Friday, the same day he was designated for assignment. The Braves will give the Tigers a player to be named later no later than Sept. 30. Baker hit .200 with four RBIs in 15 games with the Tigers, who got him less than a month ago from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers to be...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers acquire Baker from Cubs

The euphoria of Detroit's stunning 10-8 comeback win over Cleveland in the 10th inning Sunday partially hid a move the Tigers made that had ripple effects in the team's clubhouse. Detroit announced just at game time it was acquiring utility man Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs in return for two as-yet unnamed players. The Tigers are hopeful Baker can do for them what...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Jeff Baker to Tigers for 2 PTBNL

The Cubs dealt away another veteran player on Sunday, sending utility man Jeff Baker to the Tigers for two players to be named. Baker has played mostly first base, second base and right field this year, batting .269 with a .753 OPS, four home runs and 20 RBIs in 54 games. The 31-year-old is a career .304 hitter against left-handed pitchers. — Andrew Simon It's not the least...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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