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Scott Baker | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

In his first day with the Rangers, Scott Baker came out of the pen to throw 5 1/3 innings and allow two runs Wednesday against the Rockies.

Baker gave the Rangers what they needed after a short start from Colby Lewis. Now he'll have to wait and find out whether he'll get to stick around or if he'll be exchanged for another fresh arm. Obviously, he's going to need at least three and probably four days off after throwing 79 pitches tonight.
May 7 - 11:32 PM

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

Baker had a 3.32 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 30/11 K/BB ratio in 38 innings (six starts) this season at Round Rock. He will pitch out of the Rangers' bullpen initially but could be in line for a spot start down the road.
May 7 - 4:45 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Scott Baker is not planning to use his opt-out.

Baker has posted a 2.81 ERA and 26/10 K/BB ratio in 32 innings (five starts) this season with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate. The right-hander could get a shot in Texas soon, so he'll remain with the Rangers organization rather than testing the free agent waters.
Apr 30 - 5:40 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com is hearing that the White Sox and Indians could pursue Scott Baker is he opts out of his minor league deal with the Rangers.

Baker can use his opt out clause on Thursday, which he'll certainly do if he can get a major league job elsewhere. The veteran right-hander holds a 2.81 ERA and 26/10 K/BB ratio in 32 innings across five starts with Triple-A Round Rock this season.
Apr 28 - 7:52 PM

Scott Baker can opt out of his minor league contract with the Rangers on Thursday.

Baker, who latched on with the Rangers toward the end of spring training, has a 2.81 ERA and 26/10 K/BB ratio in 32 innings across five starts with Triple-A Round Rock. He'll likely opt out if he can land an opportunity in the majors elsewhere.
Apr 28 - 4:50 PM

Rangers signed RHP Scott Baker to a minor league contract.

The deal was reported Wednesday, and it's now official after Baker passed a physical. The right-hander used an opt-out clause in his contract with the Mariners earlier this week and has landed with another club desperate for starting pitching. He'll begin the season in the minors but could get a shot quickly if he pitches well.
Mar 28 - 3:28 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers have signed right-hander Scott Baker, pending a physical.

It is expected to be a minor league deal. Baker was awful with the Mariners this spring, but the Rangers are in need of rotation depth. Still, we aren't optimistic about his chances for success in Texas' hitter-friendly ballpark.
Mar 26 - 1:55 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Pena
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Scott Baker
7Nick Martinez
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Tanner Scheppers
5Jason Frasor
6Shawn Tolleson
7Aaron Poreda
8Neftali Feliz
9Roman Mendez
10Joseph Ortiz
11Pedro Figueroa
12Phil Irwin