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JEFF BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Jeff Baker’s walk-off single

Jeff Baker’s walk-off single to Bryce Harper made it clear that the Tampa Bay Rays aren’t the only team in south Florida conjuring up second-half magic. The Miami Marlins trailed the Washington Nationals by six runs after the sixth inning. They rallied with seven runs in the final three innings, including four in the ninth inning. Baker finished off the stunning rally and the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 29, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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 MLB.com. 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....
Via MLB Injury News
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Jeff Baker suffers rehab setback

Texas Rangers utility player Jeff Baker suffered a setback to his sprained right thumb over the weekend. As a result, Baker has received another cortisone shot in the ailing hand, treatment he's hoping helps put the injury behind him, according to Master Testatsion of MLB.com. "I'm hoping this does the trick, put it behind us and move forward," Baker said....
Via MLB Injury News
July 03, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Jeff Baker to the Tigers

The Chicago Cubs have traded infielder Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named later according to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago. Baker, 31, hit .269/.306/.448 with 4 HR's, 20 RBI's and a 102 OPS+ in 144 plate appearances for the Chicago Cubs in 2012. Image by fireflythegreat under the Creative Commons License Agreement.
Via PRO Rumors
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Acquire Jeff Baker From Cubs

The Detroit Tigers traded for utilityman Jeff Baker on Sunday, sending a pair of minor-leaguers to be named later to the Chicago Cubs Continue reading →
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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