The Dodgers have claimed John Baker off waivers from the Padres, as first tweeted by Peter Gammons of MLB Network. The catcher was designated for assignment earlier this week to make room for the return of Logan Forsythe from the 60-day disabled list.
Baker, 32, played in just 16 games for the Padres this season, hitting .150/.261/.150 in 46 plate appearances. Over parts of six Major League seasons with the Marlins and Padres, Baker has hit .258/.342/.364. Baker, who was on the field for the wild brawl between the Dodgers and Padres, has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.