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10 Jeff Baker 2B
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 6/21/1981 | Birthplace: Bad Kissingen, West Germany | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: Clemson | MLB Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 602.00
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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.


Yankees interested in Jeff Baker


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) The Yankees are interested in infielder Jeff Baker, according to the New York Post.

The team is looking to add more infield help at both second and third base. They've already signed Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts this offseason, but neither signing would preclude them from bringing in another infielder. Baker hit .279/.360/.545 in 154 at-bats.


Nationals targeting Jeff Baker for bench role


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/9/2013) According to the Washington Post, free agent utility player Jeff Baker has been contacted by the Nationals.

In 74 games with the Rangers, Baker hit .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI.


Jeff Baker becomes a free-agent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2013) Rangers infielder Jeff Baker has elected to become a free-agent.

Baker was designated for assignment early in October. In 154 at-bats, Baker hit .279/.360/.545. 


Rangers designate Jeff Baker for assignment


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) The Rangers have designated utility man Jeff Baker for assignment, MLB.com reports.

Baker, 32, hit .279/.360/.545 for Texas in 154 at-bats. He has destroyed left-handed pitching his whole career -- he owns an .875 OPS in over 800 plate appearances against southpaws. He's limited defensively, but such a bat should be able to find a home on a bench somewhere.


Jeff Baker limited by sports hernia


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Rangers outfielder/first baseman Jeff Baker will be limited to DH and pinch-hitting duties against lefties for the rest of the season as he deals with a sports hernia, the Dallas Morning News reports. Baker is not sure whether he will need surgery to correct the injury after the season.

Jeff Baker hits one out Sunday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker homered in Sunday's loss at Chicago. Baker went deep in the fourth inning for a two-run shot off starter John Danks. 

Baker hit his 11th home run of the season in the game. He finished 2 for 3 and is batting .298 on the year for the Rangers. 

The 32-year-old Baker has gone 3 for 8 in his last three games with two homers and four RBI over that span. 


Jeff Baker records two singles in first game back


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) Rangers utility player Jeff Baker returned to action Friday night against the Orioles as the designated hitter.

Baker singled in the fourth and sixth innings. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored in a 3-1 defeat. He is hitting .326 with nine homers and 16 RBI in 86 at-bats.


Rangers activate Jeff Baker from disabled list


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) The Rangers have activated utility man Jeff Baker from the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

Baker has been out since June 12 with a sprained thumb. He went 2 for 11 in a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco. Baker has been excellent in limited action at the MLB level, as he owns a .317/.391/.695 with nine home runs in just 82 at-bats.


Jeff Baker expects to return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker expects to be activated from the disabled list before Friday's game against the Orioles, according to FoxSports South West. 

Baker has been sidelined since June 12 with a thumb injury. He was hitting .317/.391/.695 in 82 at-bats. 


Jeff Baker starts rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker started his rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Frisco after Monday's game was rained out.

Baker, rehabbing a thumb injury, went 0 for 3 as the No. 3 hitter for the RoughRiders. He struck out once.

Batting .317 with nine home runs, Texas wants to get Baker back as quickly as possible, and he could return to begin the second half.


Jeff Baker rained out at Double-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker was expected to begin a rehab assignment for Double-A Frisco Monday but the game was rained out. Baker has been out with a thumb injury.

Baker will likely play in a few rehab games and join the Rangers roster shortly after. He's batting .317 with nine homers for Texas.


Jeff Baker likely to begin rehab assignment Monday


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2013) Rangers utility player Jeff Baker is likely to begin a rehab assignment Monday at Double-A Frisco, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Baker has been sidelined with a thumb injury since June 12.

He should be back in the majors at or near the conclusion of the All-Star break. He was hitting a cool .317/.391/.695 with nine home runs in 82 at-bats before the injury.


Jeff Baker begins full batting practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker began taking full batting practice before Thursday's game against the Orioles.

Baker, who is sidelined with a sprained right thumb, could start a minor-league rehab assignment as early as Monday, MLB.com reports. He's expected to rejoin the Rangers shortly after the All-Star break.

"Once you start hitting, you have to see how it feels tomorrow," Baker said. "If it doesn't bother me taking batting practice, it should move pretty quickly."

Jeff Baker swings bat Monday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker, who is on the shelf with a sprained right thumb, swung a bat Monday, MLB.com reports. He did not try to hit an actual baseball, however.

Baker underwent a cortisone injection a week ago and said he's feeling better.

Jeff Baker unable to test injured thumb


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2013) Rangers outfielder Jeff Baker told The Star-Telegram he has been unable to test his injured right thumb since a cortisone injection on Monday. Baker remains hopeful of resuming baseball activities in the next few days.