He posted a .279/.360/.545 batting line and 11 home runs with 21 RBI’s through 154 at bats with the Texas Rangers this season. Baker was designated for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40 man roster.
The 32 year old utility player shouldn’t have that much trouble finding a new team to play for next season. I would like to see him end up with Chicago again, but that may not happen.
Taking his spot on the 40 man roster for the Rangers is right handed pitcher Matt West. West has been activated from the 60 day disabled list and didn’t pitch at all this season as he was in rehab from Tommy John surgery.
The 23 year old will attempt to get his career back on track next season.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) October 9, 2013