Braves Acquire Jeff Baker From Tigers

The Tigers announced that they have traded Jeff Baker to the Braves for a player to be named later.  The 31-year-old was designated for assignment earlier today to make room for Avisail Garcia on the roster.

Baker appeared in 15 games for the Tigers this month after he was acquired from the Cubs.  The veteran has played second base and all four corner positions this year, while posting a line of .254/.293/.408 in 181 total plate appearances.  For his career, Baker boasts a strong batting line of .298/.346/.505 against left-handers.

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  1. snapcase8p 3 years ago

    PTBNL for this high quality of a player should be Teheran I suspect. Or a signed Chipper Jones jersey…

    • baseball52 3 years ago

      I see Jim Hendry has an account here.

      • snapcase8p 3 years ago

        No, just for once I would like the Tigers to get on the better side of a trade with the Braves. Smoltz for Doyle. Jurrjens for Renteria (granted JJ has fallen off but he was worth well more than the awful season ER had for us). I suppose Baker will go on to win MVP somehow for the Braves lol

    • snapcase8p 3 years ago

      Tough crowd

  2. Defiancy 3 years ago

    Lefty masher with some power? This guy had Braves written all over him the moment he was released.

    • John Czech 3 years ago

      No such “power” or “masher” in Bakers’ bat

      • CowboyJames 3 years ago

        Relatively speaking man, relatively speaking

      • “For his career, Baker boasts a strong batting line of .298/.346/.505 against left-handers.”


        • John Czech 3 years ago

          And this year he is hitting a cool .248 of lefties! WHAT A STEAL for the Braves.

          • 117 AB sample size > 634 career ABs? Got it. Hanley Ramirez is now a .250 hitter instead of .300?

          • Colin Christopher 3 years ago

            Actually, yes. Hanley Ramirez IS now a .250 hitter.

          • so it’s fair to base the rest of this season on only this season and not the rest of his career?

          • John Czech 3 years ago

            What he is does his career numbers have to do with what he is doing RIGHT NOW? He is terrible, flat out.

  3. Seth 3 years ago

    Braves are getting serious this year. Subtle but effective moves for a playoff run. If Fredi can’t get it done this year, ditch him.

  4. Me 3 years ago

    He’s our treat to you. Enjoy him.

  5. 14 Rocks 3 years ago

    Too bad the Braves don’t have a RH bat in AAA who was just named International League Rookie of the year as well as best power hitting prospect in AAA by Baseball America. Oh, wait…….they do but the Braves would rather have a veteran scrub than a young guy who can mash LHP.

    • CowboyJames 3 years ago

      Pretty sure theres room for both in September…

      • 14 Rocks 3 years ago

        Yes, there is…..but will the Braves actually use these spots to call him up.

    • RickPlems65 3 years ago

      Amen brotha!

  6. good deal for braves. get a hitter who is tremendous against a leftys. This is coming from a Tiger fan

    • John Czech 3 years ago

      If you’re a Tigers fan, you must not of watched this guy try to hit a ball. He is pretty terrible.

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