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SCOTT BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers shutout by Tigers as slide extends to eight

ARLINGTON, Texas - When the long relief man provides the highlight of the game, you know things aren't going well for the Rangers. Scott Baker allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings of relief Thursday, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Rangers from dropping their eighth game in a row, 6-0, to the Tigers. The losing streak is the Rangers' longest since 2005, and there...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via TopSportsReport
May 07, 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...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
Via Tireball.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John Surgery, The Hardball Times Annual and Scott Baker

I got the Kindle version of The Hardball Times annual for my birthday and the first thing I wanted to read was the article about Tommy John surgery. It looked at whether pitchers get back to the level they were at pre-surgery and when that is. They also looked at what the shelf life is for a pitcher who had the procedure before he needs another visit with the surgeon. It's a...
Via Obstructed View OLD
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Getting to Know: Scott Baker

  Name: Scott Baker Position: Starting Pitcher Role: Pretty much slotted in as #3 starter for the moment Bats/Throws: Right/Right Opening Day Age: 31 Uniform Number: He's only ever worn #30 for the Twins, but Travis Wood owns that one right now. What was his best game in the Majors? His best game probably came [...]
Via Obstructed View OLD
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Baker is gone, now what?

There was one surefire, slam dunk move that the Twins were going to make this offseason. To bolster the pitching rotation in 2013. they were going to re-sign Scott Baker, the injured pitcher that missed the 2012 season because of the patented Minnesota Twins surprise Tommy John surgery™, to a team friendly, incentive laden deal and have him and his rebuilt arm strengthen the rotation...
Via The Rhino and Compass
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins, Baker have murky future ahead of them

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins will have several decisions to make this offseason as they try to build a starting rotation for 2013. Among those decisions is whether or not to pick up the club option on right-hander Scott Baker's contract, a decision that general manager Terry Ryan said needs to be made around November.For a pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery, that 9.25...
Via Fox Sports North
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' Baker coming to grips with surgery

MINNEAPOLIS Beforethe anesthesia kicked in, Scott Baker didn't know what he was about to endure. Baker, Minnesota's best starting pitcher in 2011, went to see Dr. David Altchek in New York earlier this month to have his flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow repaired. But when Baker woke up from surgery, he had a new ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, thanks to...
Via Fox Sports North
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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