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Twins Tuesday: Minnesota gets re-acquainted with Scott Baker

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins came to the ballpark Tuesday expecting to face Rangers ace Yu Darvish. By the time they started batting practice, they were preparing to hit against a different opponent -- and a familiar face. Darvish was scratched Tuesday afternoon from his scheduled start after he woke up with a stiff neck. In his place, Texas will start right-hander Scott Baker...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Call-up Veteran Pitcher Scott Baker

J. Meric/Getty Images North America On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers added veteran right-hander Scott Baker to an already depleted bullpen. Baker, 32, has been a major league starter his entire career but has only seen three Major League starts since 2012 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery while playing with the Chicago Cubs. Baker was added at the end of Spring Training on a minor...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Baker stays with Texas Rangers

Chris Cotillo reports that "Scott Baker will stay with the Texas Rangers AAA-affiliate and not opt-out."By User Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsWhile one may feel compelled for the veteran, forced to stay in the minors instead of the majors where he has nearly 1000 innings logged, the Rangers' rotation is far from set in stone.Jeff Wilson reports that they just "set their rotation...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Baker has May 1st opt-out

Darren Wolfson reports that right hander Scott Baker "has a May 1sts opt-out. At AAA now."By User Keith Allison on Flickr via Wikimedia CommonsWolfson also reports that the "Twins were called this weekend, but have no interest." What Baker will do is anybody's guess at this time.The 32 year old has a 4.14 career ERA with a 1.258 WHIP and 102 ERA+. While there are certainly teams...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Scott Baker Help The Chicago White Sox?

Chicago White Sox Baseball — MLB Insider Chris Cotillo says via his twitter account that the Chicago White Sox may pursue pitcher Scott Baker if given the chance.   Teams I’m hearing could pursue Scott Baker if he opts out on Thursday: #WhiteSox, #Indians. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 28, 2014 Ball’s in Bakers Court Scott Baker is pitching for the Texas Rangers...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Baker granted release from Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have granted pitcher Scott Baker his release. Baker, 32, asked for his release from the Mariners after the team decided he was not going to make their Opening Day rotation. Signed to a minor league deal, Baker posted a 6.75 ERA and had a 1/7 K/BB ratio this spring. He also hit three batters. Currently Baker is throwing around 90 mph. With a slue of teams in need...
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training Doesn’t Matter, But-

You remember what Scott Baker used to be. He used to be the model of what the Twins were going for. Lots of strikes, easy outs, strikeouts not so much as a result of stuff but as a result of throwing in the zone enough and throwing fastballs high enough. Baker was a dependable guy […]
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baker hopes he can return to form in Seattle

Scott Baker woke up Saturday morning, arrived at the Seattle Mariners complex and felt just the same as he did the day before. Might not seem like a notable accomplishment. For Baker, in his attempt to find his way back into a starting rotation following Tommy John surgery in 2012, feeling fine a day after throwing live batting practice is important. ''I think first and foremost...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners agree to sign Scott Baker

The Seattle Mariners have agreed with pitcher Scott Baker on a minor-league deal, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. The deal includes a spring training invitation.By Keith Allison on Flickr (via Wikimedia Commons)Baker, 32, is returning from Tommy John surgery that kept him away from duty for the 2012 season. He attempted to pitch with the Chicago Cubs in 2013, but setbacks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Baker healthy, strong interest from Mariners and Indians

Starting pitcher Scott Baker missed all of 2012 and almost all of 2013 due to Tommy John surgery. Now, though, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Baker is fully recovered and ready to begin the 2014 season. The Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians may have strong interest in signing the right-hander.Source: #Mariners, #Indians emerging as favorites among 5-7 teams who...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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