Tigers acquire Jeff Baker from the Cubs

“Hey guys, I’m Jeff!”

The Tigers made a trade to bring in Jeff Baker for two minor leaguers to be named later.

Baker is a right-handed situational hitter that can play second, first, left and right field, and I guess some third.

His numbers this year with the Cubs: .269 batting average, 10 doubles, four homers, and 20 RBIs in 134 at bats.  Against lefties: .275 batting average, 8 doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs, and a .771 OPS.  Oh, so that’s why they got him.

He should be with the team tomorrow to start the series against the Yankees.  The Tigers will have to make room for him after today’s game.  Danny Worth was just called up with Ryan Raburn going on the 15-day DL.

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2 Comments on "Tigers acquire Jeff Baker from the Cubs"

  1. John Gelement | August 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply

    Good trade for the Tigers….people always want a big name brought in, but this makes sense to fill the pinch hitting void off the bench against left handed pitching. The teams that they face down the stretch all love to use that left handed specialist out of the pen, so being able to plug in Baker in those situations, who has hit close to .300 in his career against lefties is a nice move.

  2. agreed, Baker has played well lately and sending 2 minor leaguers to the cubs is no big deal.

    I just hope this means the end for Raburn

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