Clemson baseball's two major leaguers playing for new clubs this spring

Jeff Baker moves from Braves to Rangers, Tony Sipp at Arizona after four seasons in Cleveland

Chicago Cubs' Jeff Baker runs to first base after hitting a game-winning single against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Cubs' Jeff Baker runs to first base after hitting a game-winning single against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Two former Clemson baseball players - Jeff Baker and Tony Sipp - have secured spots on major league rosters for the opening of the 2013 season.

Baker is in his ninth season in the majors and played his fourth season with the Chicago Cubs in 2012 before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in August.

He was later traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2012. He was then acquired by the Texas Rangers prior to the 2013 season.

Baker, who is tied for Clemson record with 59 career home runs, played for the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series. He entered the 2013 season with 361 hits and 37 home runs in his Major League career.

Sipp, who batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004, was called up to Cleveland in 2009 and played four seasons with the Indians.

He was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the 2013 season and is in his fifth year in the major leagues. Entering the 2013 season, Sipp had a 3.67 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 220.2 innings pitched over 249 relief appearances in his Major League career.

Tyler Colvin, who had an outstanding major league season in 2012 with the Colorado Rockies after being traded from the Chicago Cubs, is starting out his 2013 season with the Rockies' Colorado Springs AAA team.

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