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Jeff Baker | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
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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
Source: Marlins.com

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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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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

Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are interested in bringing Jeff Baker back as a bench player.

Baker was a useful part-time player with the Rangers last season, hitting .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs in 74 games, though he faded significantly after a thumb injury around midseason. He has a reputation as a lefty-killer and is capable of playing multiple positions, though he's not a great defender at any of them. The Yankees and Nationals are among the other teams who have expressed interest this winter.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 01:49:00 PM

The Yankees are interested in free agent infielder Jeff Baker, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Baker elected to become a free agent in mid-October after being designated for assignment by the Rangers. New York would like to add another utility infielder capable of handling third base. The 32-yer-old Baker slashed .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs in 74 games this past season with Texas and has a reputation as a lefty-killer.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 02:40:00 PM

The Giants have not made an offer to Jeff Baker and don't currently plan to, sources tell Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News.

There was some thought the Giants might be one of the reported 6-7 teams who have expressed some interest in the 32-year-old outfielder, but that's not the case as of right now. Baker had a good season in 2013 and should get a shot to play quite a bit next season with someone. The Nationals are believed to be one of the teams in play.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
7Jose Urena
8Brad Hand
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Steve Cishek
5Sam Dyson
6Carter Capps
7Vin Mazzaro
8Andre Rienzo
9Aaron Crow