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Scott Baker sent for precautionary MRI on right elbow

Mar 18, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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The Cubs have been aiming for right-hander Scott Baker to join their rotation at some point in April, but after a bumpy Cactus League debut yesterday, he’s now being sent for an MRI on his surgically-repaired right elbow.

Baker, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery, gave up three hits — including a three-run homer to Chris Young — and two walks while retiring only one batter yesterday against the Athletics. He woke up this morning with some soreness in the elbow, so Cubs manager Dale Sveum told MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat they just want to rule out anything serious.

“He came in today kind of sore in the [elbow] so we’re going to do an MRI today,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Monday. “[Tuesday] morning, he could come in with no symptoms at all, and it [could've been] normal type feeling that other people get who didn’t have Tommy John surgery.”

Baker, 31, joined the Cubs over the winter on a one-year, $5.5 million deal and could make an additional $1.5 million with incentives. With Matt Garza also DL-bound to begin the season, the Cubs are set to go with Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Scott Feldman, Travis Wood and Carlos Villanueva in their starting rotation.

  1. bigred12 - Mar 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    have fun with that, cubs fans. baker showed some promise in MN but just couldn’t stay healthy.

  2. jahal685 - Mar 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Get ready for that in re-runs

  3. kander013 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Moon shot Scott!

  4. zoel0005 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    And all of a sudden Terry Ryan looks like a super-smarty GM… again.

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