Michael Joseph Baxter (December 7, 1984 in Whitestone, New York) is a Major League Baseball infielder/outfielder for the New York Mets. His nickname is Mike From Whitestone. Mike grew up a Mets fan and his favorite player was John Olerud.
|Age: 26 (born December 7, 1984)|
|Bats: Left Throws: Right|
|Contract: Minor League|
After being placed on the 60-day disabled list in March 2011, Baxter began his rehab in Single-A, before being claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on July 22. He was with San Diego Padres in 2010.
On August 8 he was called up to the Mets as Jose Reyes was placed on the DL in Murphing Out and Mets are Tomato Crushed. He got his first hit in his first at-bat in New York with the Mets as Baxter,Duda Rally over Padres.
He made a game saving catch in the first ever no-hitter in Mets history in the 7th inning. For more see Mets Get First No-Hitter. With the catch he slammed hard onto the outfield wall. He was taken out of the game as Andres Torres played in center as Kirk Nieuwenhuis who started at center moved to left. On June 2 he was placed on the DL with a displaced right collar bone and a injured cartilage in his rib. His spot was taken over by Josh Satin.
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