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

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 5 Months

Jeff Baker returned to action on Saturday May 3.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 5 Months

Jeff Baker has been unavailable the last two days due to the flu.

He should be fine in a day or two. Baker is off to a rough start for the Marlins, batting just .100/.208/.125 over his first 16 games.

Jeff Baker 1B/2B.. MIA 6 Months

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 6 Months

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.