JEFF BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year contract

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Jeff Baker has agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Miami Marlins. Baker $3.7M with #Marlins on 2-yr deal. Plus $500K available in bonuses each season — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 4, 2014 Baker is coming off a very productive season for the Rangers and has experience all over the field defensively. But...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Baker Signs a Two-Year Deal with the Miami Marlins

Jeff Baker signed a two-year deal with the Miami Marlins, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. The 32 year-old Baker is guaranteed $3.7 million. Over parts of eight seasons and nearly 1500 plate appearances with the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves, Baker produced a pedestrian .266/.316/.428 line for a 90 wRC+ and 1.9 fWAR. He struck...
Via Baseball News Source
February 04, 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

Yankees Rumors: New York interested in free agent Jeff Baker

While the Yankees wait for the air to clear in the suddenly blistering Mark Reynolds sweepstakes, they have reportedly shown interest in free agent infielder Jeff Baker according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. #Yankees have expressed interest in fr agt Jeff Baker as RH bat that can help at 2b/3b— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 17, 2013The versatile Baker plied his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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