Found April 28, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Scott Baker
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
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Minnesota Twins RHP Scott Baker spoke to reporters Friday for the first time since having the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow surgically repaired. Though not happy to be out for nine-to-12 months, he felt he has finally fixed the right elbow that has been bothering him for the past two years. "I knew I wasn't crazy," he said. Baker, 30, had been pitching with pain in the elbow for some time, shelved twice in each of the past two seasons. He went 8-6 with a career-best 3.14 earned-run average in 2011 but didn't make a start after Aug. 8. This spring, he made only two starts on the major league side and was never able to find his velocity. "I know there was some speculation that maybe I was babying it or taking it easy," he said. "But good grief, I did everything I possibly could to get better and to try to pitch with it. But that just wasn't going to happen." Before the operation, Baker gave orthopedic sur...
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