Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 22 Days

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 26 Days

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 1 Month

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 1 Month

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 2 Months

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 3 Months

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 3 Months

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 3 Months

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 4 Months

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 4 Months

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.