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Scott Baker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Scott Baker was forced to leave Friday's start at Triple-A Oklahoma City with an undisclosed injury.
Baker lasted just 2 2/3 innings before departing. It's unclear at the moment exactly what the injury that he sustained is, but the Dodgers should have an update on the veteran right-hander's status soon. Fri, Jul 3, 2015 08:07:00 PM

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Dodgers sent RHP Scott Baker outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers designated Baker for assignment on May 3. In 11 innings, he had posted a 5.73 ERA. The veteran right-hander will continue to provide the Dodgers with pitching depth and it's possible he'll see major league time later in the season.
Tue, May 5, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Scott Baker for assignment.

The Dodgers are expected to recall an extra bullpen arm to fulfill his spot on the active roster. Baker posted a 5.73 ERA over 11 innings with the Dodgers. There's a decent chance that he'll attract interest from elsewhere.
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the Dodgers plan to designate Scott Baker for assignment.

After using seven relievers in Sunday's 13-inning affair the Dodgers will need a fresh arm in the bullpen and it seems Baker is the odd-man out. He posted a troublesome 5.73 ERA in his 11 innings for the Dodgers. The veteran right-hander should attract interest elsewhere from team's in need of rotation depth.
Sun, May 3, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Scott Baker surrendered four earned runs in four frames Saturday in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

Los Angeles scored three runs between the seventh and eighth innings, saving Baker from the loss. He gave up seven hits, including a first-inning homer to Paul Goldschmidt and a fourth-inning homer to Aaron Hill. Baker has an ugly 5.73 ERA in 11 innings (two starts) this season for the Dodgers. He gets the Brewers on the road next.
Sun, May 3, 2015 01:08:00 AM

Scott Baker allowed three runs in seven innings in a loss to the Padres on Sunday.

Considering that Baker had been toiling away for Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to the game, this was a pretty impressive start. He lasted seven innings and struck out six while allowing just four hits and three runs. If Baker continues throwing well, there's no reason why the Dodgers wouldn't keep him in the rotation, especially given the tenuous nature of the team's pitching staff. Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) are both out for the foreseeable future and on top of that, the Dodgers are about to embark on a 17-game stretch without a day off. Long-time Twin Baker struggled in 2014, posting a 5.47 ERA in 80 2/3 innings for the Rangers, but the move to the NL should benefit the 33-year-old right-hander. He could be worth a look as a streaming option.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Scott Baker from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He'll get the ball on Sunday against the Padres. With Brandon McCarthy (elbow) presumably out for a while and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) still on the shelf, Baker could stick around for a bit if he pitches well. He came within one pitch of a seven-inning perfect game for Oklahoma City his last time out.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 01:07:00 PM

Scott Baker will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a spot start for the Dodgers on Sunday against the Padres.

With a tough schedule coming up where the team plays on 17 consecutive days, the Dodgers want to give their regular starters an extra day of rest while they have the chance. It had been reported that the club would give Joe Wieland a start, but they've decided to go with Baker instead. The 33-year-old came within one pitch of a seven-inning perfect game for Oklahoma City his last time out. He could be worth a look as a streaming option.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Scott Baker lost a perfect game in the seventh inning Monday in a start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Addison Russell broke it up with a two-out single. Baker held on for the shutout, lowering his ERA to 1.06 in the process. With the Dodgers in need of a starter, Baker could get the call Saturday against San Diego. David Huff got first dibs at the No. 5 spot but was quickly sent down to Triple-A after a tough outing on April 14.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Scott Baker could start on April 14 for the Dodgers when the team first needs a fifth starter.

The presumption has been that Joe Wieland would serve as the fifth starter until Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is ready, but that was before Baker was signed to a minor league deal last Friday. The veteran righty will start Triple-A Oklahoma City's opener on Thursday, meaning that he would be on regular rest for the April 14 outing versus the Mariners. Baker is less appealing as a fantasy option than Wieland would have been.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Dodgers signed RHP Scott Baker to a minor league contract.

Baker was released by the Yankees on Sunday, but didn't take long to find another opportunity. Wolfson notes that the deal is pending a physical. With Hyun-Jin Ryu ticketed for the disabled list, Baker makes a good deal of sense as a depth signing for Dodgers.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 09:36:00 PM

Darren Wolfson of reports that the Dodgers are "kicking the tires" on Scott Baker.

Baker was released by the Yankees on Sunday. Although they'd like to bring him back, the righty should have a few options to choose from. The Dodgers are looking to add some rotation depth with Hyun-Jin Ryu's (shoulder) status up in the air.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Yankees released RHP Scott Baker.

They're hoping to re-sign him, but Baker is now free to negotiate with any team. The righty holds a 7.84 ERA this spring, but it's come along with a nice 10/0 K/BB ratio over 10 1/3 innings. He won't be out of work long.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Scott Baker surrendered three runs and six hits in an inning Saturday in his start against the Astros.

Baker isn't going to make the Yankees rotation, and there wouldn't seem to be much reason for the team to carry him as a reliever, barring at least a couple of injuries. It was a surprise he didn't look to sign with an NL club or at least an AL team in a bigger ballpark this winter.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Scott Baker to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll earn $1.5 million if he makes the majors league roster. Baker posted a 5.47 ERA and and 55/14 K/BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings across eight starts and 17 relief appearances last season for the Rangers. The veteran right-hander hasn't looked the same since returning from Tommy John surgery, but the 33-year-old is worth a shot on a minor league deal. New York could use the depth, but Yankee Stadium certainly isn't an ideal landing spot for Baker.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 01:09:00 PM

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