Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:39:13 -0700
The Texas Rangers designated 2B Jeff Baker for assignment Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:50:58 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Jeff Baker (hernia) is limited to serving as the designated hitter and pinch-hitting duties for the remainder of the season due to a sports hernia. Baker said Friday, Sept. 20, that he was uncertain if the injury will require surgery during the offseason.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:29:40 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jeff Baker started at first base for the third time in four games with a lefty on the hill Monday, Aug. 12, and he could start a platoon situation with 1B Mitch Moreland down the stretch. "I have to play Baker somewhere against left-handers," manager Ron Washington said. Baker is hitting .361 with a .444 on-base percentage and an .836 slugging percentage against southpaws this year. Moreland is batting .245 with two home runs, a .298 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging percentage.
Fantasy Tip: This gives Baker some viability in cavernous mixed leagues. It also hurts Moreland's PT and value in those same formats. Right now, it wouldn't be very wise to keep Moreland in your lineup if the Rangers are facing a southpaw.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:38:02 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz will accept his suspension immediately for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: This confirms that Cruz is on the Biogenesis suspension list, which was expected at this point. However, he was rumored to be the only player prepared to appeal a suspension. The suspension is expected to be for 50 games, which is the exact amount of games the Rangers have remaining.
David Murphy and Jeff Baker will see a big boost in playing time in the outfield, assuming Ron Washington sticks to his word and continues using Jurickson Profar at designated hitter or on the infield. Craig Gentry should also see an uptick in PT.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:18:58 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated 3B Jeff Baker (thumb) and OF Craig Gentry (hand) from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:50:09 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Jeff Baker (thumb) and OF Craig Gentry (hand) likely will begin rehab assignments with Double-A Frisco Monday, July 15. Both players could be ready to rejoin the team after the All-Star break.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:21:45 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Craig Gentry (hand) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday, July 14, at Double-A Frisco. Utility man Jeff Baker (thumb) took batting practice for the first time since he was sidelined.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:02:47 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Jeff Baker (thumb) participated in batting practice Thursday, July 11, and could begin a rehab assignment as early as Monday, July 15.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:35:31 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Jeff Baker (thumb) was able to swing a bat Monday, July 8. Baker did not attempt to hit a ball as he continues to work back from a sprained thumb. Baker had a cortisone shot last week and said he is feeling much better.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:58:38 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jeff Baker (hand) visited with a hand specialist Monday, July 1, and he received a cortisone shot and a small splint. He'll be re-evaluated again in three to four days.