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Jeff Baker | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
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Marlins activated INF Jeff Baker from the 15-day disabled list; released him.
Baker is apparently over his intercostal strain but is now looking for a new job. The 34-year-old has hit only .208/.288/.375 this season, but he's been a big weapon versus lefties in the past so someone figures to take a shot on him. Jul 31 - 2:40 PM

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Marlins placed 1B Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive of July 8, with a left intercostal strain.

Baker left Tuesday's contest with the Red Sox after suffering the oblique injury. He also strained his right oblique earlier in the season. The Marlins have not announced any sort of timetable for his return at this point.
Jul 10 - 2:33 PM

Jeff Baker exited Tuesday's game versus the Red Sox with a left oblique injury.

The Marlins are calling him day-to-day for now, but it's an ailment that usually leads to a disabled list stint. It's worth noting, though, that Baker strained his other oblique earlier this season and didn't go on the DL.
Jul 7 - 7:54 PM

Jeff Baker left Saturday's game with right oblique tightness.

Baker was getting the start at second base in place of Dee Gordon (hamstring). He left the game in the fourth after hitting a double off Madison Bumgarner. Donovan Solano has come on to take his place. Gordon is expected to be back in the lineup tomorrow so Baker probably wouldn't have played Sunday anyway.
May 9 - 11:27 PM

Jeff Baker went 2-for-4 with a double and scored the Marlins lone run in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

The veteran infielder has done a decent job in his limited time with the Marlins this season, slashing .261/.306/.397 with three homers and 27 RBI in 199 at-bats. He's worth utilizing in daily leagues when facing below-average southpaws.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Jeff Baker went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple on Saturday.

Proving that there is still room for magic in our universe, Jeff Baker hit a triple on Saturday. Leprechauns instantly began to dance around the 33-year old first baseman as he shook the dirt off his uniform. It was Baker's second triple of the season and thirteenth of his career. For the season he's slashing .255/.304/.379 with three home runs, 24 RBI and two triples.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Jeff Baker hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning Saturday in the Marlins' 6-5 win in St. Louis.

Baker's go-ahead single followed a game-tying RBI double by Casey McGehee. The Cardinals were up 5-1 at one point but their bullpen failed them down the stretch. Baker is batting .231/.285/.359 on the season.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Jeff Baker has been unavailable the last two days due to the flu.

He should be fine in a day or two. Baker is off to a rough start for the Marlins, batting just .100/.208/.125 over his first 16 games.
Thu, May 1, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Jeff Baker will start at second base and bat cleanup for the Marlins on Opening Day against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.

With Rafael Furcal (hamstring) on the disabled list, the Marlins have decided to go with Baker at second over Derek Dietrich, though the two could wind up sharing the position. Baker should also wind up seeing plenty of playing time at first base versus southpaws. He needs to be owned in deeper fantasy leagues.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Jeff Baker, starting at second base once again, doubled twice in the loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

It hardly seems worth the defensive downgrade, but it looks like Baker might start at second base, at least on a part-time basis, while Rafael Furcal is sidelined at the beginning of the season. That second base eligibility would make him a more interesting flier in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Jeff Baker (quad) return to the Marlins' lineup Friday.

Baker left Monday's game with a strained quad, but he's now ready to go. He's batting .313/.421/.375 in seven games this spring.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 03:05:00 PM

Jeff Baker left Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets due to a sore left hip.

Baker is considered day-to-day. The 32-year-old signed a two-year, $3.7 million contract with the Marlins over the winter and figures to be used in a part-time role this year.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:11:00 PM

Marlins signed INF/OF Jeff Baker to a two-year, $3.7 million contract.

Baker could also earn an additional $500,000 in bonuses in each season. The 32-year-old hit .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs in 74 games last season with the Rangers. He could be moved around all over the field by the Marlins and, at the very least, makes for a nice platoon option at first base with Garrett Jones.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 05:48:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins have agreed to a two-year deal with infielder/outfielder Jeff Baker.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the deal is worth $3.7 million total and that Baker could earn an additional $500,000 in bonuses in each season. The 32-year-old hit .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs in 74 games last season with the Rangers and should be a useful part-time player with Miami.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 02:15:00 PM

The Marlins and Nationals are interested in free agent infielder Jeff Baker, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Baltimore might get involved as well. Baker was a useful part-time player with the Rangers last season, slashing .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs in 74 games, though he faded significantly after a thumb injury around midseason. He's plenty useful as a sort of Swiss Army Knife: Baker can play multiple positions, he has more pop than your typical utility player, and he kills southpaws. As long as he isn't misused, Baker should be a nice bench piece in 2014.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 12:31:00 PM

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