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Mike Baxter | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs purchased the contract of OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Iowa.
He'll take the roster spot vacated by Welington Castillo, who was traded to the Mariners. Baxter was batting .290/.377/.330 at Iowa and will operate in a reserve role with the Cubbies. May 19 - 6:04 PM

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Cubs signed OF Mike Baxter to a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Albuquerque where he slashed a respectable .289/.365/.439 with seven homers and 36 RBI in 119 games. He owns a career .697 OPS against left-handed pitching and could make a run at a bench spot with the Cubs with a strong showing in the spring.
Jan 31 - 9:24 AM

Dodgers sent OF Mike Baxter outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Baxter was designated for assignment over the weekend and passed through waivers without drawing a claim. He is a .225/.331/.342 hitter in 198 major league games.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Dodgers designated OF Mike Baxter for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired Colt Hynes. Baxter made the Dodgers' Opening Day roster but was sent down after just seven at-bats. It's possible he'll draw interest on waivers.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He's clearing room for the return of Matt Kemp. Baxter went hitless in seven at-bats for the Dodgers but will get another shot later this season with the big club.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Dodgers agreed to terms with outfielder Mike Baxter on a one-year, $700,000 contract.

Baxter, who was claimed off waivers from the Mets last month, was eligible for arbitration for the first time as a super-two player. The soon-to-be 29-year-old hit .189/.303/.250 in 132 at-bats for the Mets last season. He'll compete for a reserve job in the spring.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Dodgers claimed OF Mike Baxter off waivers from the Mets.

Baxter, 28, batted .232/.340/.354 over parts of three seasons with the Mets. He could be a useful reserve outfielder for the Dodgers.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Mets recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 28-year-old outfielder has struggled during his time with the Mets this season, hitting .208/.325/.277 with four RBI and four stolen bases in 101 at-bats. He won't be a factor in fantasy leagues over the final three weeks.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:49:00 PM

Mets optioned OF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Baxter batted just .188/.278/.250 over 16 at-bats since being called up earlier this month. The Mets have recalled Lucas Duda to replace him on the active roster.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Mets recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Baxter will provide the Mets with a left-handed bat off the bench. He batted .271/.373/.493 with five homers and 15 RBI in 41 games at the Triple-A level.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 12:08:00 PM

The Mets are expected to recall OF Mike Baxter on Saturday.

No word yet on what the corresponding move is, but it could be David Wright heading to the disabled list. Baxter will provide the Mets with a left-handed bat off the bench. Baxter is hitting .271/.373/.493 with five homers and 15 RBI in 41 games at Triple-A.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 12:59:00 AM

Mets optioned OF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Baxter batted just .212 (18-for-85) in 47 games with the Mets. The 28-year-old outfielder will represent organizational depth in the minors.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 05:45:00 PM

Mike Baxter came off the bench to deliver his second game-winning hit in three days Thursday, pushing the Mets past the Pirates 3-2.

Baxter won Tuesday's game with a pinch-hit single in the 10th and did the same in the ninth inning tonight. In both cases, Bobby Parnell, now 4-0, was the beneficiary. Unfortunately, if Baxter keeps this up, he's going to get a reputation of being too valuable off the bench to insert into the starting lineup.
Thu, May 9, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Mike Baxter delivered a pinch-hit single to lead the Mets to victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.

The reserve outfielder has been used a pinch hitter a few times this season, and he came through in the clutch on Tuesday. Still, the 28-year-old has been unable to win a full-time gig as part of an underwhelming Mets outfield group. Until he wins a starting job, he should be ignored in all but deep NL-only leagues.
Tue, May 7, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Mike Baxter went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in the Mets' 10-7 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Baxter homered off Fernando Salas. He entered camp as the favorite to start in right field against right-handers, but after being outplayed by all of the competition, he's just fighting to keep his roster spot at this point. Even after today, he's hitting .200/.353/.300 with two RBI for the spring.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 05:14:00 PM

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LF1Chris Coghlan
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