JEFF BAKER NEWS

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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins announce return of Casey McGehee, place Baker on DL

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins announced the signing -- and reunion -- of free agent Casey McGehee, while placing utility man Jeff Baker on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain. McGehee, who was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants twice this season, hit .213 with five doubles, two homers and 11 RBI in 49 games for them. The 32-year-old third baseman won...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee rejoins Marlins; Jeff Baker on DL

MIAMI (AP) Third baseman Casey McGehee has signed with the Miami Marlins and joined their 25-man roster in hopes of staging another career comeback. To make room for McGehee, the Marlins placed infielder Jeff Baker on the disabled list Friday because of a left intercostal strain. McGehee won the NL Comeback Player of the Year award with the Marlins last year, batting .287 with 76...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 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

LeMahieu is quietly enjoying a career year

2014 was a good year for DJ LeMahieu.  The Rockies second baseman put up sufficient numbers offensively and was among the best of the National League defensively, which led to him earning his first Gold Glove. But LeMahieu had always been better than average in the field.  The question that was plaguing the Rockies was whether or not he would be able to produce enough offensively...
Via Mile High Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

De La Rosa dazzles once again as Colorado Rockies avoid sweep

  The reason a team deems a pitcher as their ace is because on any given day, he gives them the best shot to win. The Colorado Rockies have that with Jorge De La Rosa. The Rockies No.1 walked to the mound on Sunday with the team he was pitching for not having won since the last time he took the mound five days ago. With an offense mired in a power outage, De La Rosa did what an...
Via BSN Denver
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins hope to parlay bench-clearing dustup into momentum

The Miami Marlins might want to write Junior Lake a thank-you for inciting a bench-clearing quarrel between the Marlins and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Lake roused the benches on Wednesday when he put his finger to his mouth, shushing the Marlins' bench, as he rounded third base during his home run trot. No injuries occurred and no punches were thrown in the scrum, but that wasn...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins weather bench clearing to take series from Cubs

MIAMI (AP) -- A bench-clearing confrontation led by injured Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake ended in a standoff. The game went to Miami. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back homers for the second time in five days, and the Marlins showed lots of life after two months of often desultory play, beating Chicago 7-3 Wednesday night...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear before Marlins beat Cubs 7-3

MIAMI (AP) A bench-clearing confrontation led by injured Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake ended in a standoff. The game went to Miami. Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker hit back-to-back homers for the second time in five days, and the Marlins showed lots of life after two months of often desultory play, beating Chicago 7-3 Wednesday night....
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanton hits 2 homers, Marlins tag Niese and beat Mets 9-5

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and Christian Yelich snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single, sending the Miami Marlins to a 9-5 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday. J.T. Realmuto and Jeff Baker also went deep as Miami dinged a struggling Jonathon Niese, who lasted only four innings. The Marlins had lost 14 of 17 before taking the first two games...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcell Ozuna's homer leads Marlins past Madison Bumgarner, Giants 6-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for the 12th time in their past 17 games in San Francisco. David Phelps...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ozuna's homer leads Marlins past Bumgarner, Giants 6-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for the 12th time in their past 17 games in San Francisco. David Phelps...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Out-pitched, Out-hit by Marlins

The Giants offense couldn’t break through against David Phelps as they dropped game three to the Marlins 6-2 on Saturday night at AT&T Park.   Both starters cruised along through the first three innings, but Miami was able to break through against Madison Bumgarner in the top of the fourth. Marcell Ozuna led off the inning with his second home run of the year on a line drive...
Via BaySportsNet
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Valdespin has 2-run triple in 8-run eighth to lead Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston's crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead the Miami Marlins would overcome with an eight-run eighth inning for a 9-4 victory Monday. Jordany Valdespin hit a two-run triple and Jeff Baker doubled in two in the Marlins' big inning. Miami managed only one hit until...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Prado slams bases-loaded double, Marlins beat Braves 5-1

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Former Brave Martin Prado drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double in the sixth and Jeff Baker added a sacrifice fly later in the inning, leading the Miami Marlins past Atlanta 5-1 on Friday. Wandy Rodriguez made a strong showing for a spot in Atlanta's starting rotation, throwing five hitless innings against the Marlins before they erupted. Rodriguez struck...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: First base

Though it's the beginning of the offseason, the Miami Marlins front office is already looking ahead to 2015 and working on ways the team can reach the postseason for the first time since 2003. Over the next few weeks, I'll be breaking down the Marlins at each position -- analyzing what went right and wrong for the players that saw action there -- as well as the likelihood of their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Cole Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two runs...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Henderson Alvarez outpitches Phillies' Cole Hamels as Marlins win

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night. Alvarez (12-6) gave up five hits and struck out two over 7 2-3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.70. Jeff Baker and Casey McGehee had RBIs for the Marlins in the 2-hour, 20-minute contest. Hamels (9-8) allowed seven hits and two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins clubhouse reveals healthy dynamic between teammates this season

MIAMI, Fla. -- Fantasy football leagues. Celebratory handshakes. Team dinners. Since spring training, the Miami Marlins have grown into a tight-knit group with a complementary mix of inexperienced and veteran players. When All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton and outfielder Reed Johnson got struck by consecutive errant fastballs last Thursday, Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee led the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanton single in 10th sends Marlins over Rangers

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. Miami (63-62) surpassed last year's total of 62. The Marlins moved over .500 for the first time since June 20. Jeff Baker reached with one out in the 10th on first baseman Mike Carp's error. Donovan Solano's...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton singles in 10th, lifts Marlins past Rangers

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. Miami (63-62) surpassed last year's total of 62. The Marlins moved over .500 for the first time since June 20. Jeff Baker reached with one out in the 10th on first baseman Mike Carp's error. Donovan Solano...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton singles in 10th, lifts Marlins past Rangers

MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. Miami (63-62) surpassed last year's total of 62. The Marlins moved over .500 for the first time since June 20. Jeff Baker reached with one out in the 10th on first baseman Mike Carp's error. Donovan Solano...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Marlins are more competitive than we could have imagined

Giancarlo Stanton – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall   The trade deadline has passed and the Miami Marlins did not empty their roster. That means either one of two things. They couldn’t find any good deals for their young team, which is unlikely because they have alot of young talent on their squad — players like Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria...
Via Hot Stove MLB
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Different players coming through as wins pile up

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and third baseman Casey McGehee combined for just one hit and three strikeouts Monday night. And yet the Marlins rallied from six down to beat the first-place Washington Nationals 7-6 in walk-off fashion. A common theme during the five-game winning streak -- as well as eight of the past nine -- has been contributions from various players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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