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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Marlins celebration

    A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn’t.

  2. Rafael Furcal to hit the DL with a hamstring injury

    Jun 21, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    Rafael Furcal is injured again. Derek Dietrich will take his place on the Marlins’ roster as he heads to the DL.

  3. Yasiel Puig out of the lineup after hitting the wall yesterday

    May 5, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Sometimes you play the wall sometimes the wall plays you.

  4. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.

  5. Yasiel Puig listed as day-to-day after hitting the right field wall in Sunday’s walk-off loss

    May 4, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig gave Dodgers fans a scare after crashing into the right field wall at the end of Sunday’s walk-off loss to the Marlins.

  6. Yasiel Puig injured while trying to catch walkoff double

    May 4, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    puig getty

    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suffered a possible concussion while trying to track down Jeff Baker’s game-winning RBI double on Sunday afternoon in Miami …

  7. Rafael Furcal had another setback

    May 3, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

    Rafael Furcal

    The Marlins signed Rafael Furcal to be their starting second baseman, but his health continues to work against him.

  8. Rafael Furcal to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

    Apr 14, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal Marlins

    Rafael Furcal will begin a rehab assignment tonight and could join the Marlins in early May if all goes well.

  9. Jeff Baker to bat cleanup for Marlins on Opening Day

    Mar 30, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    jeff baker getty

    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes the Marlins’ lineup plan for Opening Day … With Rafael Furcal headed to the disabled list, Christian Yelich will lead off. [Manager Mike Redmond] said that means Adeiny Hechavarria could bat second, followed by Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker, who will be the Opening Day second baseman against Colorado lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Placido Polanco…

  10. Rafael Furcal’s comeback will begin on the disabled list

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal Marlins

    After missing all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery Rafael Furcal signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Marlins, but his comeback has hit an immediate snag. Furcal hasn’t played since March 15 because of a strained hamstring, so he’ll begin the season on the disabled list and either Jeff Baker or…

  11. Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year contract

    Feb 4, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Jeff Baker has agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million deal with the Marlins, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Baker is coming off a very productive season as a part-timer for the Rangers and has experience all over the field defensively, but a two-year contract is surprising for a 33-year-old who’s bounced…

  12. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  13. Jeff Baker sprained his thumb giving a high-five

    Jun 14, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Teams with bad chemistry have some upside. If the Rangers hated each other, they’d still have Jeff Baker available to him: An over-the-top high-five from a teammate Thursday sprained Jeff Baker’s thumb. He can’t grip a bat. — Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) June 14, 2013   The Rangers utilityman is hitting .317/.391/.695 this year. Whoever that…

  14. Blue Jays, Marlins emerge victorious in pair of marathon games

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Mets combined for 38 innings of baseball as the four teams engaged in two marathon games this afternoon. The Jays defeated the Rangers 4-3 in 18 innings while the Marlins emerged victorious over the Mets 2-1 in 20 innings. It is the Jays’ second game lasting at least 17…

  15. Rangers put Mitch Moreland on DL, add Chris McGuiness

    Jun 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers

    Texas placed Mitch Moreland on the disabled list after the first baseman left last night’s game with a strained hamstring. Moreland is the only Ranger to play in each of the team’s 58 games, hitting .288 with 12 homers and an .899 OPS that’s more than a 100-point improvement on his career mark. For today…

  16. The best and worst from MLB lineups in 2013

    May 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    This is a quick look at the very best and worst each major league lineup spot has to offer this year. Posted along with each line is the player most responsible. We’ll start out with the good before moving on to the bad. 1. Reds: .292/.442/.517, 9 HR, 37 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB (Shin-Soo…

  17. Rangers sign Jeff Baker to minor league contract

    Jan 27, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    jeff baker getty

    Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have signed utility infielder Jeff Baker to a minor league contract. The deal carries an invitation to spring training, where Baker will attempt to win a spot on the Texas bench. Baker, 31, batted .239/.279/.378 with four homers and 25 RBI in 201 plate appearances last season between…

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Oct 3, 2012, 6:09 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    Don’t you love the word “penultimate?” Me too! Yankees 4, Red Sox 3: It took twelve innings, but Raul Ibanez‘s heroics won the day. He homered off Boston closer/arsonist Andrew Bailey to bring the Yankees back from a 3-1 deficit in the ninth and then he singled in the improbably-in-the-game Frankie Cervelli to walk it…

  19. The Braves and Tigers complete that trade no one remembers

    Sep 25, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    jeff baker getty

    At the end of August, The Braves acquired Jeff Baker from the Tigers for a player to be named. I swear I was around at the end of August, and I am a Braves, fan, but this trade totally eluded me. He’s had ten plate appearances since going to Atlanta and I have somehow missed them…

  20. Braves pick up Jeff Baker from Tigers for PTBN

    Aug 31, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT

    jeff baker getty

    The Braves have acquired Baker from the Tigers for a player to be named. Since the move is becoming official tonight, he’ll be eligible for the team’s postseason roster. Baker has hit .254/.293/.408 with four homers and 24 RBI in 169 at-bats for the Cubs and Tigers this season. He’ll provided a little right-handed pop…

  21. Tigers get Jeff Baker from Cubs for two PTBNLs

    Aug 5, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

    jeff baker getty

    Yet another waiver transaction is in the books. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have traded utilityman Jeff Baker to the Tigers in exchange for two players to be named later. Baker, 31, had a .269/.306/.448 slash line, four homers, 10 doubles and 20 RBI in 144 plate appearances this season with Chicago.…

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:48 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Lee points towards a pop out by New York Mets Nickeas during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Phillies 9, Mets 2: Cliff Lee stood to lose yet another one, as he and the Phillies were down 2-0 entering the seventh, but three runs in each of the seventh, eighth and ninth innings saved his bacon. First win of the year for Lee. Marlins 7, Brewers 6: On Tuesday Milwaukee beat Miami in…

  23. Running down the rosters: Chicago Cubs

    Feb 14, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    Starlin Castro, Darwin Barney, Marlon Byrd

    Forget about 2012 and probably 2013 as well; the Cubs are thinking long-term after luring Theo Epstein from Boston as their new showrunner. This year’s club won’t necessarily be one of the worst in baseball — the pitching depth could help it avoid that fate — but there’s also little in the way of upside…

  24. Cubs and Jeff Baker avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 2, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

    jeff-baker-cubs

    Jeff Baker and the Cubs have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal prior to tonight’s contract-tendering deadline. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the deal is worth $1.175 million, which is a 20 percent raise from the $975,000 he earned while hitting .272/.326/.413 in a part-time role this season. Baker has logged…

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