Scott Baker P TEX 3 Months

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 TEX 3 Months

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 TEX 3 Months

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 TEX 3 Months

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 TEX 4 Months

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.

Scott Baker P TEX 4 Months

Baker labored through 4.1 innings Friday night, giving up five earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three in a loss to the Mariners.

Coming off of back-to-back solid efforts, Baker was unable to keep it going Friday night. The veteran right-hander has pitched mostly out of bullpen this season, but has now seen three consecutive turns in the Rangers' rotation. His role going forward is a bit up in the air, but a possible fourth straight start for Baker would likely come on Thursday versus the Angels or Friday against the Braves.

Scott Baker P TEX 4 Months

Baker will have start moved back to Friday against the Mariners, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Baker would've faced that Mariners had he been given the OK to pitch Thursday, so moving back a day won't change his predicament too much. Robbie Ross moves up a day to start Friday.

Scott Baker P TEX 4 Months

Baker will make another start with Miles Mikolas still sidelined with shoulder discomfort, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Baker was been surprisingly effective in his recent spot starts for Texas, though it remains to be seen if he'll remain in the rotation beyond just the one start.

Scott Baker P TEX 4 Months

Baker turned in a solid 6.1 innings Friday night, limiting the Astros to two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three in a winning effort.

Make it back-to-back strong outings for Baker, as the veteran right-hander has allowed just three earned runs and posted a 1.15 WHIP across 11.1 innings during his last two starts. Though he has pitched well enough to earn at least one more round in the rotation, Baker is likely headed back to the Rangers' bullpen with the impending return of Derek Holland (knee) on Tuesday.

Scott Baker P TEX 4 Months

Baker had one of his best starts of the season on Sunday, holding Kansas City to five hits and one run over five innings.

Due to countless injuries in their rotation, the Rangers have had to call on Baker out of necessity more than anything else, but he came up huge on Sunday. The right-hander, who still owns an unsightly 5.45 ERA in 66 innings this season, takes on the Astros in Houston in his next assignment on Friday.