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10 Jeff Baker 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 6/21/1981 | Birthplace: Bad Kissingen, West Germany | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: Clemson | MLB Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Marlins place 1B Jeff Baker on DL with intercostal strain


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) The Marlins have placed first baseman Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 8, with a left intercostal strain, the Miami Herald has reported.

Baker, who sustained the injury Tuesday, is batting .208 in just 72 at-bats this season.


Marlins' Jeff Baker leaves Tuesday's game with oblique injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Marlins first baseman Jeff Baker left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox after one inning with left oblique pain, according to the Miami Herald

Baker struck out in his only at-bat before being replaced in the bottom of the second inning. Michael Morse moved from left field to first base, with Ichiro Suzuki entering the game in left.

The Marlins have not provided any further updates on Baker's status.


Marlins' Jeff Baker gets another start in place of Justin Bour


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) The Marlins will start Jeff Baker at first base in Saturday's game, in place of Justin Bour.

Bour has started 30 games at first this season, but Baker has gotten the call three times in the last four games. 

Baker will be starting his twelfth game at first base this year. He'll bat fifth in the lineup.  


Marlins 1B Jeff Baker notches two RBI in loss to Rockies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Marlins first baseman Jeff Baker stepped up when most of his teammates didn't in his team's 10-5 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Baker went 2 for 5 with two RBI in the loss. He is now hitting .282/.378/.487 on the season with two home runs and six RBI in 39 at-bats.


Marlins 1B Jeff Baker hits first 2015 home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Marlins first baseman Jeff Baker put the icing on the cake in Saturday's win over the Mets. Baker, who was making just his fifth start of the season, launched a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning, putting his team up 9-5, which would be the final score.

The home run was Baker's only hit of the game, and is his first longball since August 2014. 


Marlins rest Mike Morse, Christian Yelich vs. southpaw Alex Wood


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Marlins first baseman Michael Morse and left fielder Christian Yelich were given the day off against left-hander Alex Wood and the Braves on Saturday. Jeff Baker will take over at first base and bat fifth, while Ichiro Suzuki will bat sixth and play left field in Yelich's absence.

Morse has been held without a hit over his last 11 at-bats. He is hitting .214 on the year and is a .143 lifetime hitter against Wood.

Yelich is a lifetime .409 (9 for 22) hitter against the southpaw, but is hitting.160 (4 for 25) since returning from the disabled list.

Miami is favored (-125) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.


Marlins' Dee Gordon returns to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Gordon was held out of the last two games with a leg issue but was able to return Sunday as expected. He has hit .437/.461/.521 with 12 stolen bases in 119 at-bats. Jeff Baker, who drew the start for Gordon Saturday but had to come out with an oblique injury, is on the bench.

The Marlins are a coin flip (-105) against the Giants Sunday.


Tight oblique knocks Marlins 2B Jeff Baker from game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Marlins little-used second baseman Jeff Baker was removed from the game Saturday night in San Francisco with a tight right oblique, per the Miami Herald. He is considered day-to-day.

Donovan Solano replaced him.

Baker had just 12 at-bats in 12 games played heading into action.


Dee Gordon (leg) out again for Marlins, INF Jeff Baker gets nod at 2B


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Marlins reserve infielder Jeff Baker will get his second start of the season and first at second base Saturday in San Francisco and will bat sixth, filling in for Dee Gordon, who’s out of the lineup (leg) for the second straight game. 

Gordon is dealing with a sore right leg muscle. He is expected to be back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, according to MLB.com.

In 12 at-bats this season, Baker has three hits and one double.


Marlins 1B Michael Morse gets rare day off Saturday vs. Phillies


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Marlins first baseman Michael Morse was given the day off and held out of the lineup on Saturday. Morse, who is sitting for just the second time this season, is batting a subpar .154 with zero home runs and one RBI over his last 10 games. He is just 6 for 22 lifetime against Phillies starter Cole Hamels.

Jeff Baker received replaced Morse at first base on Saturday against the Phillies, and batted fifth for manager Mike Redmond. This is Baker's first start of 2015, as he has received just six pinch-hit at-bats for the Marlins. With the lefty Hamels on the mound for the Phillies, the Marlins have opted to keep Justin Bour on the bench.


Jeff Baker smacks first home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Marlins infielder Jeff Baker went 2 for 6 with his first home run of the season in his team's 9-7 loss to the Dodgers Saturday.

Baker's solo home run came in the second inning and evened the score at 1-1. It was just his fifth hit of the season, and he followed with a single later in the game. Baker has hit .130/.222/.217 in 46 at-bats.


Jeff Baker has sick average, but is healthy enough to play


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Marlins second baseman Jeff Baker has overcome an illness and is in the Saturday lineup against the Dodgers after missing two games. He will bat seventh.

Baker has just four hits in 40 at-bats this season for a .100 average.


Jeff Baker a no-go Friday vs. Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) As expected, Marlins outfielder Jeff Baker, who missed Thursday's game, was held out of the starting lineup again Friday night against the Dodgers. Baker has not received everyday at-bats this season. His status remains uncertain for Saturday against Los Angeles.

Illness keeping Jeff Baker on the sidelines


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Marlins outfielder Jeff Baker did not appear in Thursday's game against the Braves, as MLB.com reports he has been dealing with an illness. His status moving forward is not yet known, however the reserve has just 40 at-bats on the season overall. 

Jeff Baker in, Garrett Jones out of Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) The presence of left-hander Reonis Elias on the mound for the Mariners has kept Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones off the lineup card Saturday.

Jones has received a decent shot to prove he can hit southpaws this season. He is 4 for 19 against them, but will sit against Elias in favor of Jeff Baker, who owns a .103 batting average this season.


Jeff Baker rested on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Marlins second baseman Jeff Baker, whose .368 on-base percentage sweetens his numbers that includes a .154 batting average, is set to sit Saturday against San Diego.

Baker has walked four times in four games and scored five runs.


Jeff Baker might man cleanup spot on opening day


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Marlins second baseman Jeff Baker will not only start the regular season opener Monday against Colorado, but he could bat cleanup behind Giancarlo Stanton against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Mike Redmond does not want to place left-handed batter Garrett Jones behind Stanton for fear that De La Rosa will pitch around the latter. Baker boasts a career .298 batting average against southpaws and hit .314 against them in 2013.

Neither Baker nor fellow platoon second baseman Derek Dietrich are likely long for the job. They are merely manning the position until starter Rafael Furcal returns from a hamstring injury that could land him on the disabled list.


Jeff Baker goes hitless in return Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Marlins infielder Jeff Baker went 0 for 2 in his return to action Friday as the Marlins defeated the Mets, 1-0.

Baker missed the last few days with a minor quad injury but should be fine moving forward. He is 5 for 18 with two walks in eight games this spring.


Jeff Baker returns Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Marlins infielder Jeff Baker has returned to the team's starting lineup Friday, according to MLB.com.

Baker has been dealing with a minor quad injury. He's slated to play first and hit third against the Mets. Baker hit .279 in 154 at-bats last year.


Injuries to Rafael Furcal, Jeff Baker considered minor


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Marlins manager Mike Redmond believes the injuries sustained Monday by second baseman Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and infielder Jeff Baker (quadriceps) are minor, per The Miami Herald.

"I think they both came in feeling better than anticipated so that's good for us," Redmond said. "They're going to be day to day. We'll get them the out there moving around the next couple days. We'll see how they progress."


Jeff Baker day to day with sore left hip


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Marlins infielder Jeff Baker is day to day with a sore left hip, per MLB.com. Baker is batting .333 (5 for 15) with one double, two walks and five runs in six spring games.

Jeff Baker signs for two years with Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) The Marlins have announced they have signed free agent Jeff Baker to a two-year contract. Baker batted .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI with Texas in 2013. He is expected to play in the infield for Miami.

Baker has toiled at every infield position but shortstop since hitting the big leagues in 2005 and has also played in the outfield. He has most often platooned against left-handers. Baker has not received 300 at-bats in any season.


Marlins sign Jeff Baker to a two-year deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) The Marlins have signed infielder Jeff Baker to a two-year deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Baker was said to be drawing interest from at least three teams. He's set to make $3.7 million. Baker can also earn incentives, which can boost the value of the deal, according to the New York Post. Baker hit .279/.360/.545 in 154 at-bats last year.


Jeff Baker drawing interest from a few teams


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) The Marlins, Nationals and Orioles are among the teams interested in signing infielder Jeff Baker, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Baker hit .279 with a .360 on-base percentage, .545 slugging percentage and .905 OPS in 74 games for Texas last season.

Rangers interested in re-signing Jeff Baker


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) The Rangers have interest in re-signing infielder Jeff Baker to fill a bench role, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Baker hit .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 154 at-bats with the Rangers last season, spending time at first base, second base and third base as well as in left field and right fielder and serving as the team's designated hitter.