Scott Baker P LAD 2 weeks ago

Baker could be a candidate to start April 14 in Hyun-Jin Ryu's place, the Orange County Register reports.

Baker will start the season opener for Triple-A Oklahoma on Thursday, placing him in line for the start if needed. However, his run in the rotation likely won't last more than one or two times through the rotation, so it doesn't add much value for him beyond daily leagues.

Scott Baker P LAD 2 weeks ago

Baker agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers, the L.A. Times reports.

He still needs to pass a physical, He'll add depth at Triple-A and it may take several injuries before he's given a shot in the majors.

Scott Baker P LAD 3 weeks ago

Baker was released Sunday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Baker signed on with the club in January, but was always viewed as a long shot to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. The club intends to re-sign him and slot him into their Triple-A rotation, but for the time being the 33-year-old is once again a free agent.

Scott Baker P LAD 4 weeks ago

Baker has posted a 4.32 ERA with seven strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched this spring.

Baker, who signed a minor league contract with the club in January, is unlikely to crack the big league roster but still has an outside chance at the fifth rotation spot or making the team as a long reliever. The 33-year-old tossed 4.1 scoreless innings Sunday allowing just one hit, and manager Joe Girardi indicated he was impressed with Baker's outing, so more strong performances down the stretch run of the spring could win him a roster spot by Opening Day.

Scott Baker P LAD 3 months ago

Baker signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

The long ball once again haunted Baker last season, as he gave up a whopping 15 home runs in just 80.2 innings with the Rangers. Baker did trim his walk rate to a career-best 1.6 BB/9, but his flyball tendencies (45.6% career FB%) make it unlikely he'll find much success in Yankee Stadium, if he even gets a chance.

Scott Baker P LAD 7 months ago

Baker will start Saturday's game in place of Derek Holland, who was scratched with a migraine, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

Baker has not started against the A's this season, but he did face them three times out of the bullpen and gave tossed five scoreless innings while giving up just three hits and posting a 2:1 K:BB ratio.

Scott Baker P LAD 7 months ago

Baker (triceps) will be available out of the bullpen for the Rangers over the final week of the season.

He threw a successful bullpen session Friday, and is healthy enough to be an option in the mid-innings over the final handful of games.

Scott Baker P LAD 7 months ago

Baker (triceps) threw in the bullpen Friday and could pitch again this season, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

It's unclear if Baker would make another start of pitch in long relief. In any event, his value will be limited for the final 10 days.

Scott Baker P LAD 7 months ago

Baker (triceps) will not make his next scheduled start Friday against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Scratched last weekend due to a bout of right triceps tendinitis, Baker has reported improvement in recent days but still is not ready to pitch. Lisalverto Bonilla will draw another start in his absence, but the hope is likely that Baker can return and make one more start before the year is out.

Scott Baker P LAD 7 months ago

Baker has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Braves with right triceps tendinitis.

With Baker ailing, the Rangers will be forced to turn to Lisalverto Bonilla to make his first career start. Baker should be considered day-to-day and questionable to make his next turn until more information becomes available.