Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:19:57 -0700
The Miami Marlins are expected to open with a platoon at second base to start the year, with 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) likely to open on the disabled list. 2B Derek Dietrich would start against right-handed pitchers, with 2B Jeff Baker in the lineup against lefties. Furcal is expected to be placed on the DL retroactive to March 21, meaning he could return at April 5, at the earliest.
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich and Baker aren't worth looking at in pretty much all leagues, especially since Furcal could be back rather quickly.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:51:29 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) would like to start the year on the disabled list if he's not 100 percent by opening day. He went 2-for-4 with two singles in a minor league game Monday, March 24, but wasn't running at full speed on the bases. It appears more likely that he'll open on the DL, but he could return as soon as April 5. INFs Derek Dietrich, Ed Lucas, Donovan Solano and Jeff Baker can fill in for Furcal at second base.
Fantasy Tip: Are you surprised by Furcal's injury this early in the season? You shouldn't be. The Marlins will likely have to mix and match at the keystone if Furcal continues to be bothered by injuries. This position should be ignored for fantasy purposes in Miami.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:36:34 -0800
Miami Marlins 1B Garrett Jones and 3B Jeff Baker could split time at first base at some point this season because Jones struggles against left-handed pitchers, but manager Mike Redmond said Jones will start the season as the everyday first baseman.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:53:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, the contract signed by Miami Marlins 3B Jeff Baker will pay him $1.6 million in 2014 and $2.1 million in 2015.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:30:04 -0800
The Miami Marlins signed free-agent 3B Jeff Baker (Rangers) to a two-year, $3.7 million deal, according to a source familiar with the situation. Baker hit .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBIs in 74 games with the Texas Rangers in 2013, and he can play first, second and third base and left and right field.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:07 -0800
Agent Scott Boras said his clients, free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners), 2B Jeff Baker (Rangers), RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles) and Korean P Suk-Min Yoon, are all very close to signing deals.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:55:40 -0800
The Miami Marlins have expressed interest in free-agent 3B Jeff Baker (Rangers) this offseason.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:05:24 -0800
The Texas Rangers are interested in bringing back free-agent 3B Jeff Baker (Rangers), according to a person familiar with the situation. Baker could be used in a platoon at designated hitter with 1B Mitch Moreland.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:04:50 -0800
The New York Yankees are thought to have interest in free-agent INF Jeff Baker (Rangers) for at-bats and appearances at both second base and third base.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:25:52 -0800
The San Francisco Giants are in negotiations with free-agent 2B Jeff Baker (Rangers). He could be a platoon partner in the outfield with OF Gregor Blanco.