Twins Place Scott Baker on DL
The Minnesota Twins placed their Ace Scott Baker on the 15-Day DL retroactive to March 28th because of shoulder stiffness. He stuggled this Spring with a 1-2 record and a 6.84 ERA. He gave up 18 Runs and 9 HRs in 23-2/3 Innings.
Baker was scheduled to start on Opening Day for the Twins, but will be replaced by Francisco Liriano. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will likely make a spot start on Friday, April 10th against the White Sox. He would go on the 15th against Toronto if Baker wasn’t ready on the 12th when he’s eligible to come off the DL. The Twins are off on the 20th so Dickey could be skipped in the rotation if the injury lingers longer.
Baker was 11-4 last year with a 3.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and .247 BAA.