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Scott Baker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 26 - 1:07 PM

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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.
Apr 25 - 8:59 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.
Apr 20 - 4:36 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.
Apr 8 - 10:34 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.
Apr 3 - 9:36 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com 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.
Apr 3 - 10:21 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.
Mar 29 - 10:11 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.
Mar 7 - 4:31 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.
Jan 30 - 1:09 PM

Scott Baker's agent, Bobby Witt, told FOX Sports' Jon Morosi that his client is drawing interest from five teams on a minor league deal.

Baker still hopes to land a major league deal, but he might not be able to do so. 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. He would like to go into 2015 as a starter.
Jan 13 - 11:29 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:18:00 PM

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).
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:34:00 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.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 04:52:00 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.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:37:00 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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 06:54:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Chris Withrow