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Scott Baker | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:09:00 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.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 08:19:00 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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 11:42:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 11:01:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 04:32:00 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.
Fri, May 23, 2014 09:43:00 PM

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SS1Didi Gregorius
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