Mike Baxter

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Age: 27 (born December 7, 1984)
Position: Starting pitcher
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Number: 23
Acquired: Amateur draft
Contract: Major league minimum

Mike Baxter is an outfielder for the Mets. He joined the team during the 2011 season.

In ’11, Baxter played in the Mets’ minor league system before his call up to the parent club in August. He had eight hits in 22 games over the rest of the season. In his first major league at bat on August 8, Mike hit a run-scoring double in the Mets’ 9-8 win over the Padres at Citi Field. He also hit a two-run homer in a 3-0 Mets victory over the Reds at Citi Field on September 28.

Baxter earned Met immortality on June 1, 2012. Met nemesis Yadier Molina hit a line drive to the wall threatening Johan Santana's no hitter with one out in the seventh. Baxter made a nice catch running into the wall. Santana would complete the no hitter, the Mets' first. At Philadelphia on August 28, he hit a two-run homer in a 9-5 Mets win over the Phillies in 10 innings.

In 2013, Baxter singled and scored two runs in the Mets' 7-3 win over the Marlins at Citi Field on April 6. He doubled and scored a run in a 7-3 Mets victory over the Dodgers in 10 innings on April 24 at Citi Field. Mike singled to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning for a 1-0 Mets triumph over the White Sox at Citi Field on May 7. Two nights later, he duplicated the feat in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 Mets win over the Pirates at Citi Field. Baxter doubled and scored a run in the Mets' 4-2 victory over the Reds at Cincinnati on September 24.