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2014 Dodgers review: Mike Baxter

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Last offseason the Dodgers picked up a pair of reserve players discarded by the Mets. One of them, Justin Turner, put up one of the best seasons ever by a Dodgers part-time player. The other was outfielder Mike Baxter. Here is his 2014 review.

What went right

Claimed off waivers from the Mets in November, Baxter made the Dodgers' 28-man opening series roster in Australia, and started in left field in the second game in Sydney.

The left-hander hit .387/.453/.533 with eight extra-base hits and four steals in 25 games in June for Triple-A Albuquerque, his best month of the season.

What went wrong

Baxter was designated for assignment before the Dodgers' home opener and never saw time with the big club again. He was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque, and played 119 games for the Isotopes.

During his brief stint with the Dodgers, Baxter appeared in four of five games, but was 0-for-7.

2014 particulars

Age: 29

Salary: $700,000

Game of the year

On March 23 in Sydney, Baxter got his only start as a Dodger. He was 0-for-4 against the Diamondbacks, but also walked in the ninth inning, his only time reaching base.

Roster status

Baxter is a minor league free agent.