Marlins sign veteran infielder Jeff Baker to two-year deal
The Miami Marlins added more depth to their bench Tuesday afternoon, reportedly signing veteran infielder Jeff Baker to a two-year, $3.7 million contract.
Jeff Baker has played primarily at first and second base over parts of nine big league seasons.
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By Christina De Nicola
The Miami Marlins added more depth to their bench Tuesday afternoon, signing veteran infielder Jeff Baker to a two-year deal worth $3.7 million, according to multiple reports.
The 32-year-old hit .279 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 74 games for the Texas Rangers in 2013. He is a lifetime .267 batter with 48 homers and 199 RBI over parts of nine big league seasons.
Baker has primarily played second and first base, but has also seen action at third and the outfield.
Earlier this offseason, Miami signed Casey McGehee as its starting third baseman. Ed Lucas remains on the 40-man roster. Also in the mix for spots are spring training invitees Ty Wigginton and Juan Diaz. Last week, the Marlins agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder Reed Johnson.
Position players report to camp Feb. 20 in Jupiter, Fla.