by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Padres catcher John Baker hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the second inning against Freddy Garcia, sparking San Diego to an 8-4 win over the Orioles Wednesday. Baker finished 1 for 4 with one walk and two strikeouts.
The RBI Wednesday were Baker's first of the season. He also ended a 0-for-18 slump in his previous nine games (six starts).
John Baker battery mate for Cashner?
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Padres catcher John Baker was behind the plate for starter Andrew Cashner Wednesday night against the Cubs. It was the third time he has caught the right-hander.
Manager Bud Black told MLB.com Baker and Cashner have worked well together but his start had more to do with giving Nick Hundley a break.
"You've got to keep your bench current, you've got to get your guys at-bats," Black said. "With John, he and Cash have put together two good games. He pitched well in San Francisco with Baker catching and he threw well in his last start against the Giants, too, with Baker catching. But a lot of it has to do with the pitcher matchup on the opposition."
Baker shakes off wrist issue
(2/27/2013) Padres catcher John Baker returned to the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the A's after being scratched the day before due to a sore wrist. He went 0 for 3 with a strikeout in the 11-6 loss.
Sore wrist sidelines Baker
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013)U-T San Diego reports Padres catcher John Baker was scratched from Tuesday's spring lineup because of a sore wrist. "During season, John would be playing," manager Bud Black said.
Baker signs on as backup
(1/18/2013) The Padres and catcher John Baker agreed to a one-year, $930,000 contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration. Baker batted .238 with 14 RBI in 63 games last season.