Baker had been dealing with discomfort in his throwing elbow for some time, and the Twins decided it was time to take a closer look after the right handers Monday start. During the contest against the Red Sox, Baker allowed 5 runs on 9 hits over six innings of work.
While he was hoping to avoid an extended trip to the DL, Baker understood that he would have to do whatever necessary to get his arm right.
“This game is very demanding and you have to be at the top, physically,” said Baker yesterday. “So it’s been tough. It’s tough getting the work in in-between [starts]. So we have to talk about it tomorrow and see what they want to do.”
Baker also hit the shelf in the middle of July with elbow issues. On the year he’s been the Twins best starting pitcher, going 8-6 while posting an ERA of 3.21 over his 21 starts this season.
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