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Marlins release Jeff Baker among several roster moves

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins made several roster moves on Friday afternoon, including releasing infielder Jeff Baker and recalling prospect Jose Urena from Triple-A New Orleans. Miami also reinstated infielder Donovan Solano from the paternity list to take Michael Morse's bench spot after he was traded -- and subsequently designated for assignment -- by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Baker...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the world: Marlins' Jeff Baker learned baseball on military bases

During the late 1980s, Miami Marlins infielder Jeff Baker and his father would play catch on the second floor of a five-story villa in Saudi Arabia. As a child raised in a military family, Baker learned baseball the unconventional way while bouncing around bases across the globe. Born in 1981 in Bad Kissingen, Bayern, Germany -- then part of West Germany -- Baker rarely spent more...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeff Baker makes the Marlins a walk-off winner

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Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards collapse late in game, fall to Miami 6-5

ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker's RBI hit with two outs in the ninth inning helped Miami rally to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Saturday. Casey McGehee fouled off five full-count pitches from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal (0-4) before getting the tying hit, with Donovan Solano running from first and just beating a relay to the plate that catcher Yadier Molina couldn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Baker's walk-off double bounces off Yasiel Puig's face (VIDEO)

Yasiel Puig is used to putting his body on the line during a game (and real life) but on Sunday, his face came into play as well.Puig crashed into the fence and took one to the puss during Jeff Baker’s walk-off double to cap the Marlins’ 5-4 win over the Dodgers.It was a thrilling game before the bottom of the ninth. The Marlins took the lead three times, twice on Giancarlo...
Via The Other Paper
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Baker's ninth-inning RBI double lifts Marlins

MIAMI (AP) --Jeff Baker hit a game-winning double off the wall with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Sunday. Right fielder Yasiel Puig retreated and made a leaping try for an acrobatic catch but slammed against the fence, and the ball deflected off it and hit him in the face. Puig collapsed to his stomach and was slow to rise, and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins show they have a grind game, too

MIAMI -- Jeff Baker breaking up a double play at second, allowing the go-ahead run to score. Garrett Jones tracking down a foul ball in shallow right. A.J. Ramos turning to his offspeed pitch to strand the tying runner at third. Last season, the Miami Marlins found ways to lose -- 100 times in fact. They finished 24-35 in one-run games. Of those 100 defeats, 55 were by two or fewer...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 01, 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 will...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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