JEFF BAKER NEWS

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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins lineup breakdown

While the Miami Marlins pitching staff set a franchise record for lowest ERA last season, the bats found themselves written about for their futility. The Marlins finished last in almost all offensive categories from runs scored to homers. As a result, Miami revamped its infield this offseason, signing free agents Garrett Jones, Rafael Furcal and Casey McGehee to complement young...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal’s comeback will begin on the disabled list

After missing all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery Rafael Furcal signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Marlins, but his comeback has hit an immediate snag. Furcal hasn’t played since March 15 because of a strained hamstring, so he’ll begin the season on the disabled list and either Jeff Baker or Derek Dietrich will start at second base.
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Injury forces Ed Lucas to miss Marlins' trip to Panama

JUPITER, Fla. -- One fewer Marlin made the weekend trip to Panama for the Legend Series. Marlins utility player Ed Lucas, who sustained a strained left hamstring in Thursday's game against the Tigers in Lakeland, was found at his locker icing it on Friday. Before hitting the bag as he was held up at third in the fourth inning, Lucas felt it tighten up. He did stay in the game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 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

Road to Opening Day: #41

Pitchers and catchers have reported, and now everyone else will report today with the first full squad workout tomorrow.  You can follow our countdown to Opening Day in Pittsburgh here. Managers Come and Managers Go… The Cubs have had more managers in their history than I care to keep track of, but in my time as a Cubs fan, I think I miss Lou Piniella the most.  Of course we’ve...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 17, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed infielder Jeff Baker to a two-year deal. Baker’s new deal is worth $3.7 million according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It also includes an additional $500,000 in bonuses in each of the two seasons. Baker $3.7M with #Marlins on 2-yr deal. Plus $500K available in bonuses each season — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 4, 2014 Last year...
Via Tireball.com
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Reportedly Among Teams Interested In Bench Bat Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker's numbers against lefties last year have to make him attractive to teams in the market for a bench bat and several recent reports have said the Washington Nationals are one of those teams. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman is the latest to mention the Nats and Baker as a possible match. In early December, Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore quoted a "person familiar...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 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

New York Showing interest in Jeff Baker

The Yankees are on a spending spree in the dollar aisle today. Brian Roberts and Matt Thornton have been signed for a total of $5.5 million for the 2014 season (though Thornton is signed through 2015). They want to sign a right-handed bat to play the the infield, and it looks like Mark Reynolds could be the favorite, however, they are also interested in Jeff Baker. The 32-year-old...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2013  |  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

Blake Doyle now leading candidate for Rockies hitting instructor job

A year after luring manager Walt Weiss away from Regis High School, the Rockies are considering an out-of-the-batter’s-box hire for the hitting instructor’s job. Former minor league infielder Blake Doyle has emerged as a strong candidate for the position after interviewing with the Rockies, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Doyle, 59, played nine years in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

TSB Radio Espisode 17 – Mets Hot Stove

Last night Jon Presser (Jon Presser) and Kevin O. (@fromheretoli) joined Earl to talk about the New York Mets “Hot Stove”.  They touched on things such as who the Mets should pursue to fill holes in the outfield, starting rotation, shortstop and at first base.  Many listeners called in including “Jeff Baker’s Dad” and twitter follower @xTomatoez. Popular Sports Internet...
Via Total Sports Blog
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers hire Tim Bogar as new bench coach

Tim Bogar has been hired as bench coach for the Texas Rangers. Bogar replaces Jackie Moore, who was fired along with first base coach Dave Anderson after the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The Rangers announced Bogar's hiring Monday. Bogar, a former major league infielder, spent this season as manager at Double-A Arkansas. He was previously...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  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

Royals closed captioning includes ‘homosexual’ and ‘pimp hitter’

FOX Sports Kansas City had a little bit of a problem with their closed captioning on Sunday during the Royals-Texas Rangers game. Rangers DH Jeff Baker pinch hit for David Murphy during the top of the 10th inning and struck out. The outcome had to be a disappointment for the closed captioning person, who labeled […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers activate Craig Gentry, Jeff Baker from DL

The Texas Rangers got a pair of bench bats back yesterday when they activated infielder Jeff Baker and outfielder Craig Gentry from the disabled list, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Gentry has been sidelined since June 20 with a fractured left hand. He spent four games in the minors on a rehab stint before working out with the Rangers yesterday. It was then determined...
Via MLB Injury News
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers to activate Baker, Gentry

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are getting a pair of injured players back in time for Friday's series against Baltimore. The club will activate utility man Jeff Baker and outfielder Craig Gentry before Friday's game. To make room for the duo, Texas sent catcher Robinson Chirinos and right-hander Wilmer Font to Triple A Round Rock. Baker has been on the disabled list...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' updates: Jeff Baker and Craig Gentry

Getting healthy is key to a Rangers team that went from two straight World Series appearances to an early Wild Card round exit last year, and now it looks like outfielder Craig Gentry and infielder Jeff Baker will be off the disabled list soon after the All-Star break according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Gentry, who is sidelined with a fractured left hand, has been taking batting...
Via MLB Injury News
July 13, 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

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