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Scott Baker will make his Cubs debut as a starter Sunday

Sep 6, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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After initially saying they planned to use him as a reliever the Cubs have switched course and will give Scott Baker a start Sunday against the Brewers.

It’ll be Baker’s first game action in the majors since 2011, as he missed all of last season and nearly all of this season following Tommy John elbow surgery.

He wasn’t very effective while rehabbing in the minors, posting a 5.46 ERA and 16/10 K/BB ratio in 30 innings while allowing opponents to hit .297 and reports of Baker’s velocity had him working mostly in the mid-80s. In other words, it might get ugly Sunday.

  1. larjones64 - Sep 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Twins fans can sympathize with Cubs fans. That 92 mph fastball with no movement just begs to be hit a long way

  2. larjones64 - Sep 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Or maybe it’s an 82 mph fast ball now. Either way…YUK

  3. happytwinsfan - Sep 6, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    actually he was fairly decent for a while. he was probably one of the twins most effective starting pitchers over the last 3 or 4 years. that’s the YUK part.

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