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Scott Baker | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are interested in bringing Scott Baker back on a minor league contract.
Meanwhile, Baker still hopes to find a major league deal. The 33-year-old posted a 5.47 ERA and and 55/14 K/BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings across eight starts and 17 relief appearances this past season. Dec 8 - 1:18 PM

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Scott Baker yielded two earned runs over four innings Saturday in a spot start against the A's.

Baker was an emergency plug-in after Derek Holland had to be scratched with a migraine headache. The right-hander pitched pretty well considering. He'll finish 2014 with a 5.47 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 80 2/3 innings (seven starts and 18 relief appearances).
Sep 27 - 11:34 PM

Scott Baker was scratched from Saturday's start against the Braves due to triceps tendinitis.

Lisalverto Bonilla will start in his place. It's not clear how long Baker might be out, but this late in the year it certainly has the potential to be a season-ending injury.
Sep 12 - 4:52 PM

Scott Baker yielded two runs over 6 1/3 innings Friday in a win over the Astros.

Baker gave up six hits (including a solo homer to Jason Castro) and one walk to go along with three strikeouts. He now has wins in each of his last three appearances, the first in a relief appearance and the most recent two in starts. He'll look for four in a row when he faces the Royals last week, but most fantasy owners have better options at their disposal.
Aug 30 - 12:37 AM

Scott Baker limited the Royals to one run over five innings in a win on Sunday.

Baker gave up five hits, with a Billy Butler solo home run counting as the only run against. The win was his first in five starts and his second win overall this season. He's mostly been a spot starter for the Rangers, so it's unclear if or when he will get another start.
Aug 24 - 6:54 PM

Scott Baker will start on Sunday against the Royals.

Baker told the Rangers he can give them 75 pitches. He has a 5.75 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 61 innings this season and is a poor fantasy streamer versus Kansas City.
Aug 23 - 5:09 PM

Scott Baker allowed nine hits and five runs over four innings in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Baker owns a 6.24 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 53 1/3 innings this season. The 32-year-old shouldn't be rostered in any formats.
Jul 13 - 8:19 PM

Scott Baker, filling in for Yu Darvish, took his second loss of the season after allowing three runs over 4 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Orioles.

Darvish was bumped due to inclement weather, as the Rangers didn't want to waste their ace if the game happened to be called early. For pitching on short notice, Baker wasn't bad, allowing seven hits and walking one while striking out two. Baker has been serving as a long man out of the Rangers' bullpen and will return to the role. He has a 5.80 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and a 29/7 K/BB ratio.
Jul 3 - 11:42 PM

Scott Baker limited the Twins to two runs on three hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Sunday.

Baker didn't issue a walk, striking out four in the outing. It was the best of his three starts with the Rangers thus far, as even with the good outing he owns a 5.19 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings. He was in line for his first win before Joakim Soria's blown save, so he'll continue to search for that win in an interleague matchup with the Nationals in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.
May 27 - 11:01 PM

Scott Baker will start for the Rangers on Tuesday night against the Twins.

He is filling in for Yu Darvish, who was a late scratch due to neck discomfort. Baker has allowed eight earned runs in 11 1/3 innings this year for injury-plagued Texas.
May 27 - 4:32 PM

In his first start with the Rangers, Scott Baker was tagged for six runs on eight hits in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.

The Tigers made a lot of hard contact against him in this one, including a pair of homers from Austin Jackson and Andrew Romine. Should he earn another trip through the rotation, the veteran right-hander will take on his former club in Minnesota on Wednesday.
May 23 - 9:43 PM

Scott Baker will start on Friday against the Tigers.

Robbie Ross was demoted to a relief role on Tuesday and Baker is going to get the first crack at the vacant rotation spot. Baker made a promising start earlier this month against a good Rockies lineup, allowing just two runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings. Still, the 32-year-old right-hander is not an attractive fantasy option.
May 20 - 5:36 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Scott Baker from Triple-A Round Rock.

Baker got designated for assignment last Thursday because he threw 79 pitches on Wednesday. Now, six days later, he's back because Justin Germano threw 81 pitches last night. Baker has to hope he's not needed to throw 80 pitches tonight, because he'd probably get shipped off again immediately.
May 14 - 4:13 PM

Rangers sent RHP Scott Baker outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Baker has accepted the assignment and will remain in the organization. He was designated for assignment last week after allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings in relief.
May 11 - 2:49 PM

Rangers designated RHP Scott Baker for assignment.

Baker was just called up on Wednesday and allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in relief of Colby Lewis against the Rockies. It's unfortunate to see him get the boot after doing well in mop-up duty, but he likely wouldn't have been available to pitch for another few days.
May 8 - 4:37 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
3Chris Gimenez
4Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Jake Smolinski
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Martin Perez
9Luke Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Robbie Ross
5Scott Baker
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Jon Edwards
10Lisalverto Bonilla
11Spencer Patton
12Roman Mendez
13Michael Kirkman
14Anthony Bass