Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 5 months ago

Baker (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday retroactive to July 8.

Baker's move to the disabled list isn't too surprising, as the All-Star break will provide extra rest without missing extra games. He'll be eligible to rejoin the team July 23, with newly-signed Casey McGehee taking his place on the 25-man in a corresponding move.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 5 months ago

Baker (oblique) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds.

Baker will sit for the second straight game after being lifted from Tuesday's game with the oblique strain. Justin Bour will start at first base again Monday, batting cleanup for the Marlins.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 5 months ago

Baker (oblique) is out of the lineup Wednesday against Boston.

An oblique strain forced Baker into an early exit from Tuesday's contest. He'll be replaced by Justin Bour at first base against right-hander Rick Porcello. Consider Baker day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game against the Reds.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 5 months ago

Baker left Tuesday's game after one inning with left oblique pain, Joe Frisaro of reports.

The Marlins list Baker as day-to-day after he aggravated the oblique, presumably in his first at-bat against Boston. With a right-hander in Rick Porcello due up for the Red Sox on Wednesday, Baker figures to sit in favor of Justin Bour, as he would regardless of health.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 5 months ago

Baker was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Red Sox after one inning.

It wasn't clear what was ailing Baker, and a reason for his removal was not immediately provided. Michael Morse came in from left field to man first base in place of Baker, who should be considered day-to-day until more information becomes available.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B MIA 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 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 8 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 1 year 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.