July 14 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET14:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE1:44 PM CT-Baker was ripped to shreds Sunday by the Angels. Analysis: Baker allowed five runs in four innings. He represents a fantasy mistake waiting to happen.
May 7 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Baker has joined the Texas Rangers, where he will be in a long relief role two years after Tommy John surgery. The Rangers selected Baker's contract Wednesday from Triple-A Round Rock. Analysis: Baker signed a minor league deal with Texas on March 28 after spending most of spring training as a non-roster invitee with Seattle. Baker was 63-48 with a 4.15 ERA in 159 games and four relief appearances for Minnesota from 2005-11. In three starts last September for the Chicago Cubs, Baker was 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 15 innings.
Mar. 24 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners have released pitcher Scott Baker. The 32-year-old right-hander asked for his release after refusing an assignment to Triple-A Tacoma. The club made the move Monday. Analysis: Baker was 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in four spring training starts for Seattle, allowing nine earned runs and 16 hits in 12 innings. Baker was in contention for a spot in the starting rotation, currently missing injured pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker. Neither is expected to be ready for his first turn. Baker spent his first six major league seasons with Minnesota and pitched briefly for the Chicago Cubs last year.