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Scott Baker pulled from minor league rehab start because he “didn’t feel right”

Apr 5, 2012, 9:48 PM EST

Scott Baker AP AP

Here’s some ominous news for the Twins.

David Dorsey of the Fort Myers News-Press reports that Scott Baker was pulled from a minor league rehab start with High-A Fort Myers this evening after throwing just 11 pitches. Baker is currently on the disabled list after being shut down earlier this spring with right elbow tendinitis.

According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said in a statement that Baker “just didn’t feel right” and “couldn’t seem to get loose on the mound.” The current plan calls for him to be reevaluated tomorrow, but Liam Hendriks may keep his rotation spot for a little longer than originally anticipated.

Baker had a career-best 3.14 ERA and 123/32 K/BB ratio across 134 2/3 innings last season, but was limited to just four starts and two relief appearances after the All-Star break due to a strained flexor muscle.

  1. bigred12 - Apr 5, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    the dude’s had some sort of elbow problem like 4 years in a row. this one smells like tommy john. sucky.

  2. racksie - Apr 5, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Mentally soft. Physically damaged.

    • hammyofdoom - Apr 6, 2012 at 1:08 AM

      “Mentally soft” is one of the most dickish phrases used in reference to athletes

      • drunkenhooliganism - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

        If racksie was mentally tougher, he’d be in the major leagues.

      • racksie - Apr 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

        “dickish” is one of the most “dickish” phrases used by people who live in their Mom’s basement. Scott Baker is not very strong mentally. Was that better?

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