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PITTSBURGH — Not even Scott Baker seems to have a firm idea of his chances to remain a Cub next season. But after six more impressive innings in his second start since Tommy John surgery, Baker is certainly a wanted man by at least one Cubs official: manager Dale Sveum. “It’s always nice to have somebody [like] that,” Sveum said of his desire to see Baker back with the Cubs after his one-year, $5.5-million deal expires. “He’ll be, what, 18 months...
PITTSBURGH -- Scott Baker needed only 55 pitches to throw five scoreless innings Sunday in his first major league start since 2011 because of reconstructive right elbow surgery.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Scott Baker talks with ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers about his start on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the first time Baker pitched in a major league game since 2011 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April of 2012. He went five innings, giving up two hits and one walk, and no runs. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs activated pitcher Scott Baker from the 60-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Baker, who has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery for much of the last two seasons, will make his first start since September 24, 2011 on Sunday. To make room for Baker on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated third baseman Cody Ransom for assignment. The Cubs picked up Ransom off the waivers from the San Diego Padres earlier in the season and he spent much of the season as the team's third baseman when facing left-handed starters.
It seemed inevitable that Scott Baker would get at least one start with the Cubs before September ended, even when manager Dale Sveum was saying there were no plans for it. For the veteran to spend all season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery without a chance to show what he might have — and what the Cubs got for their one-year investment — wouldn’t have benefitted the organization or Baker. “He’s done everything we’ve asked and worked his butt...
The Cubs made a little news this morning when they said right-hander Scott Baker will come off the 60-day disabled list Sunday and start the series finale against the Brewers. That will push Travis Wood to Monday against his former team in Cincinnati. Baker underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2012 while with the Twins. He made 1 start for the Cubs in spring training after signing a one-year, $5.5 million contract with them last fall, but he suffered a setback and has been trying to come back ever since. “He’s done everything that we’ve asked, and he’s worked his butt off,” said...
GEVENA – Approaching two years removed from his last start in the majors, Cubs right-hander Scott Baker understands his journey back from Tommy John surgery will require he shake off a lot of rust.
CHICAGO -- Although he hasn't thrown a pitch for the Chicago Cubs and admitted he felt "disconnected" while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery in Arizona, pitcher Scott Baker wants to be a part of the organization's future. "There's no secret there are a lot of great things going on here," Baker said Thursday at Wrigley Field after throwing a bullpen session for the coaching staff. "You go through different phases in your career, and I feel like I'm at that point now that I've been hurt and things have been taken away from me.
Rehabbing right-handed pitcher Scott Baker will make an appearance at Wrigley Field on Thursday for a tuneup side session. Baker, who signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs in the fall of 2012, is recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery. The former Minnesota Twins starter had surgery on the arm in April of 2011 and missed the rest of the season. During a spring training outing in mid-March, Baker reinjured his elbow. He recently began pitching again.