Rotowire: May 19 / 3:10p ET
News: Baxter was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Impact: A roster spot opened up when the Cubs traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Mariners, and the 30-year-old Baxter will be up to occupy that spot at least temporarily. Baxter hit .290 with a .377 OBP in 34 games with Iowa this season, albeit with very little power (four doubles, zero homers). He will likely be used primarily as a pinch hitter during his time with the big club.
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 8:06p ET
News: Baxter was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Baxter managed just two hits in 27 at-bats this spring. He'll likely spend the year with Triple-A Iowa.