• Cubs sign ex-Twins P Baker to one-year deal

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Nov 14, 2012
    The Cubs began adding to the rotation by signing pitcher Scott Baker to a one-year contract. Scott Baker wants to establish that he can still be an effective pitcher after having elbow surgery, and he'll get his chance with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs won't rush Baker, who has pitched all or part of seven seasons with the Twins, from 2005-11, totaled 28 or more starts in three straight seasons. "First of all, we hope our season goes better than that," Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday. "We're realistic. He underwent Tommy John ligament replacement surgery April 17 and missed last season after being limited to 23 appearances in 2011, but he thinks he'll be ready for the start of spring training.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Baker gives Cubs good start in filling out rotation

      The Cubs decided right-hander Scott Baker was worth gambling on even though he missed all of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Cubs reach one-year contract with ex-Twin Baker

      CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with former Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker that guarantees $5.5 million next season.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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