Injuries were a major problem for the Twins in 2011. That's why the news that Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn are healthy is a step in the right direction for the 2012 Twins. Blackburn says if everyone can stay healthy, the upcoming season "should be a different story."
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Liriano, Baker and Blackburn discuss success and struggles with Twins
Francisco Liriano, Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn have seen their ups and downs with the Twins. The Pioneer Press caught up with the three pitchers to talk about what has held them back over the last few years.
Twins believe a healthy pitching staff can lead them back to the 'top of the league'
Injuries plagued the Twins in 2011 to the tune of 99 losses. Many of the injuries were to starting pitchers. Nick Blackburn was one of them. A forearm injury cut his season short, but he says the Twins "will be right back at the top of the league" if they can stay healthy in 2012.
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.
Twins decline option on Baker, Blackburn has elbow surgery
The Twins declined to pick up the $9.25 million option on Scott Baker's contract, but the right-hander says there is mutual interest in him returning to the Twins. Meanwhile, Nick Blackburn had surgery last week to remove a bone chip in his elbow, but the Twins expect him to be ready for spring training.
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 looks good in spring debut
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.
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