Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 4 weeks ago

Baker will bat cleanup and play first base Tuesday against Toronto.

Baker is getting his first start since Saturday, where he went 2-for-5 with two RBI in a loss to the Rockies. He is 6-for-14 in his career against Toronto starter Mark Buehrle, who will be on the mound Tuesday.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 1 month ago

Baker started at first base Wednesday for the Marlins and delivered a solo home run, his only hit in four at-bats.

The long ball was Baker's second of the season in 34 at-bats. He's been mostly limited to a reserve roll for the Marlins this year, but may see his playing time increase in the short term in a platoon with Justin Bour while Mike Morse (finger) remains on the DL.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 2 months ago

Baker is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Joe Frisaro of reports.

With Dee Gordon (leg) sitting out a second straight game, Baker will fill in at second base and bat sixth against San Francisco starter Madison Baumgarner. Baker takes over for Donovan Solano, who started in Gordon's place Friday.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 3 months ago

Baker finished the spring slashing .118/.205/.176 with three RBI in 18 games.

The Marlins made several offseason acquisitions in the infield, largely relegating Baker to a utility role this season. The righty likely won't see as many at bats as he's accustomed to, but when he does it will likely come against left-handed pitching as he boasts a career slash line of .301/.354/.514 against southpaws.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 9 months ago

Baker collected a pair of hits, score a run and drove in an RBI during Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Baker started in place of Garret Jones at first base with lefty Gio Gonzalez on the mound for Washington. The veteran utility man continues to be an asset against opposing lefties, slashing .322/.365/.470 in 115 at-bats this year. Unfortunately, his meager .195/.237/.310 line against right-handers leaves him as little more than a platoon option at this stage of his career.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 10 months ago

Baker went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Rockies.

It was a typical Coors Field affair with the two teams combining for 18 runs on 29 hits. Baker drew the start at first bast with a lefty on the mound and batted second for the Marlins, which represented just the second time that Baker started in the two-hole since early April. The Marlins are searching for consistency at the top of the order, and Baker could draw more work there in a platoon situation given his solid .301/.350/.473 slash against left-handed pitching.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 11 months ago

Baker tripled and drove in a run during the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Getting the start at first base with an opposing lefty on the mound, the veteran followed a Giancarlo Stanton single with a rare three-bagger to put the Marlins on the board. Baker holds a modest .256/.304/.391 slash for the season but has once again been a reliable option against left-handed pitching (.292/.343/.449 in 89 at-bats). He'll continue to spell Garret Jones at first base when a southpaw is on the mound.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 11 months ago

Baker hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

The ninth-inning blast represented the Marlins' only runs of the day in the 5-2 defeat. Baker has been a bench player the last seven games and won't see any extended action unless any of Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna or Giancarlo Stanton are forced to miss time due to injury.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 11 months ago

Baker went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Getting the start at first base over Garret Jones with a left-hander on the mound, Baker posted his first multi-hit effort since July 6. He's seen sporadic playing time as a platoon player for the team while posting a .253/.299/.360 line over 150 at-bats this year. The Marlins figure to continue to take advantage of matchups with Baker as they try to squeeze every bit of production from several lackluster veterans in the lineup.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 12 months ago

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.