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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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Mike Baxter went 3-for-5 with an RBI single against the Cardinals on Friday.
It was his first three-hit game in the majors since May 20, 2012 as a member of the Mets. Baxter, who made the start in right field, moved into the infield with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth and made an errant throw to home plate on an infield grounder which allowed the winning run to score. Jun 27 - 12:29 AM

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Cubs recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Iowa.

Baxter was just optioned back to the minors on Tuesday, but he's suddenly been recalled because Jorge Soler is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain. Baxter will give the Cubs some needed outfield depth while Soler recovers.
Jun 3 - 4:17 PM

Cubs optioned OF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Iowa.

Baxter was up with the club for a couple week but didn't start a game. He's replaced on the roster by Matt Szczur.
Jun 2 - 6:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood