Good news surrounding Twins starter Scott Baker. He threw about 50 pitches in a bullpen session today. Afterwards, he told the Pioneer Press that his right elbow felt fine. Baker missed his last start due to inflammation, and some said he might be put on the diabled list.
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Scott Baker pitched two hitless innings as the Twins beats the Rays, 3-2 in spring training action Tuesday. Baker finished last season with a 3.14 ERA, but his season was cut short because of an elbow injury. He says "there’s peace in the fact I’m doing everything I can to stay healthy.”
Baker misses start with sore elbow
Scott Baker missed the majority of the final two months last season because of elbow problems, and he missed his scheduled start Thursday because of another sore elbow. Twins GM Terry Ryan says this is a "standard thing that happens to him every spring." Baker is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.
Baker could start the season on DL
Scott Baker is scheduled to start the Twins' home opener against Albert Pujols and the Angels on April 9th, but a case of elbow tendinitis may prevent that from happening. Baker is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Saturday and Monday, but there is a chance he doesn't join the Twins' rotation until the second week of the season.
Baker 'O.K.' with Tommy John surgery
Scott Baker spoke to the media on Friday for the first time since having season-ending Tommy John surgery. When he found out he needed the operation, he says he was "O.K. with it." The right-hander also said he did everything he could to try and pitch through his elbows problems, but it "just wasn't going to happen."
Baker out for the season, attention turns to Marquis, Hendriks and Swarzak
The Twins announced Wednesday that starter Scott Baker will miss the entire 2012 season to surgically repair his right elbow. With Baker out, the Twins will have to rely on Jason Marquis and Liam Hendriks to help stabilize the rotation.
Elbow surgery to sideline Scott Baker for 2012 season
The Twins have announced that starter Scott Baker will miss the 2012 season to surgically repair his right elbow. The flexor pronator tendon in his elbow needs to be fixed, and the recovery time for such an operation is six months.
Baker's elbow injury similar to 2011 strain
MRI results of Scott Baker's right elbow were similar "structurally" to the right elbow strain that kept Baker out for 18 days last season, according to the Twins. Baker is going to get a second opinion, but according to the Twins, it's unlikely that Baker misses a significant amount of time.
Baker put on DL, Marquis sent to AA
As expected, the Twins optioned Jason Marquis to Class AA New Britain on Wednesday. The right-handed starter hasn't pitched in a game since March 19 because he was taking care of his daughter, who was injured in a bicycle accident. Meanwhile, Scott Baker was officially placed on the 15 day disabled list, retroactive to March 27.
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