The Miami Marlins have done a good job this offseason improving their team for 2014. On Tuesday, the Marlins have agreed to add another low-risk, high-reward player to their club. Free agent Jeff Baker signed with the Marlins to a two-year, $3.7 million contract. The 32-year-old has had mixed success during his nine-year tenure in the Major Leagues.
The former fourth round pick by the Colorado Rockies played with the Texas Rangers in 2013, spending time all over the diamond (Baker appeared in the outfield, at first base, at second base, and at third base in 2013.). At the plate, Baker hit .279/.360/.545 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI (143 OPS+). Over his career, he has posted a 97 OPS+, providing right-handed power (.440 career SLG). The German native should help the Marlins off the bench, while making the occasional start at many positions.