Found September 07, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
After persuading Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum to hand him the ball, Scott Baker is finally ready to take a major league mound for the first time in almost two years. Back from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander makes his Cubs debut Sunday against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. Baker went 63-48 with a 4.15 ERA in 163 games -- 159 starts -- for Minnesota from 2005-11, then underwent elbow surgery in April 2012. Chicago (60-81) signed him as free agent late last year. After spending some time rehabbing at the team's facility in Arizona, Baker allowed 18 earned runs and 34 hits with 16 strikeouts and 10 walks over 29 23 innings between Class-A Kane County and Class-A Daytona. His last major league appearance came with the Twins on Sept. 24, 2011, and most recent start Aug. 8 of the same season. "It's been a long while since I started a major league game, and there's definitely a lot to be excited about," Baker told the Cubs' official website. "R...
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