Found March 25, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Chicago Cubs right-hander Scott Baker will miss the first half of the 2013 season after an exam on his elbow determined he’s suffered a muscle strain, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of The Chicago Sun-Times. The Cubs will shut Baker down for at least a month before he resumes throwing. Following that extended time on the shelf, the right-hander would require at least another two months of preparation before he’s ready to appear in the majors. Baker underwent Tommy John surgery as a member of the Minnesota Twins last April, ending his 2012 season. He signed with the Cubs this offseason, and the team was hoping to have the veteran starter back by April or May before his most recent setback. Chicago gave Baker a guaranteed major league contract over the fall, so they were banking on having him be a part of their rotation this season. They viewed him as a low-risk addition that could potentially be signed to a long-term contract, depending on how he responded following significant elbow surgery. With Matt Garza also slated to begin the season on the disabled list, the Cubs are set to enter the year with a starting rotation that contains Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Scott Feldman, Travis Wood and Carlos Villanueva. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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