CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Jeff Baker #28 of the Chicago Cubs hits a game winning single against the Houston Astros on July 24, 2011 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Astros 5-4 in ten innings. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Detroit Tigers have traded for Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs.
With Ryan Raburn struggling this season and now hitting the disabled list, the Detroit Tigers went ahead and found a replacement for him on Sunday. The team picked up Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs.
Tigers have acquired INF/OF Jeff Baker from the Cubs for two players to be named later on or before 10/31/2012.— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) August 5, 2012
Baker is hitting .269 this season with four home runs and 20 RBI in 134 at-bats. He's a versatile player, who has played second base, first base and outfield this season. He also played third base in his career.
The Tigers just called up Danny Worth to replace Raburn, so they will have a decision to make once Baker joins the team. Worth is starting at second base in Sunday's game.