The Rangers are interested in having Jeff Baker on the bench again this season, a person familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Baker, a free agent, hit .279 with 11 homers, 21 RBIs and a .905 OPS in 175 plate appearances with the Rangers last season. He started at six positions: designated hitter, first, second and third base and the corner-outfield spots. The Rangers were 25-19 in his starts.

Baker had two distinct seasons.

Through June 12, Baker hit .317 with nine homers, 16 RBIs and a 1.016 OPS in 92 plate appearances. He missed five weeks because of a sprained thumb, received when a teammate gave him an over-exuberant high-five salute during a celebration, and hit only .236 with two homers, five RBIs and a .700 OPS for 83 plate appearances upon his return.