|Tampa Bay Devil Rays — No. 36|
|Born: November 27, 1969
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 9, 1998 for the Durham Bulls|
|Last organizational appearance|
|September 5, 2005 for the Durham Bulls|
Laker holds the distinction of hitting the first home run (of two he hit that game) for Durham in their first game at the Triple-A level. His contract was purchased by Tampa Bay on May 26, 1998 after the Devil Rays' regular catcher, John Flaherty, was placed on the disabled list. He made 3 Major League appearances with Tampa Bay before being designated for assignment on June 20 and granted free agency a few days later.
Laker returned to the organization before the 2005 season and was, again, slated to start the season in the minors. He was selected from Durham's roster on April 8 (the day after their season opened) when Tampa Bay placed Charles Johnson on the restricted list. He made one appearance before being designated for assignment on April 12 and returned to the Bulls for the remainder of the season.
- ↑ Potter, Mike (April 10, 1998). "Bulls take IL win - Norfolk nipped". The (Durham, NC) Herald-Sun: p. B1.
- ↑ Vaughn, Rick; Costello, Chris; Landy, Greg et al., eds (1999). Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1999 Information Guide. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Devil Rays Public Relations Office. p. 278.
- ↑ "Tim Laker Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lakerti01.shtml. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- ↑ Vaughn, Rick; Costello, Chris; Molina, Carmen et al., eds (2006). 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Media Guide. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Devil Rays Public Relations Office. p. 264.
- ↑ Mitchell, George F. (December 13, 2007). "Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball" (PDF). pp. 159-61. http://files.mlb.com/mitchrpt.pdf.