The Marlins announced that they have released veteran infielder Jeff Baker. The 34-year-old is in the second season of a two-year, $3.7MM deal signed with Miami.
Baker has long been a weapon against left-handed pitching, but his numbers against southpaws dipped overall this year. He batted .208/.288/.375 in 80 plate appearances this season. Baker has been in the Majors for parts of 11 seasons and is a lifetime .296/.350/.509 hitter versus left-handed pitching.