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Scott Baker Injury Update: Minnesota Twins' Pitcher Placed On DL, Eligible To Return April 12

There has been some concern over the status of Minnesota Twins starter Scott Baker and his availability for Opening Day. Baker has been dealing with some elbow tendinitis, which has put the original plan to start him in the home opener on April 9 in jeopardy.

Joe Christensen tweeted on Saturday, after Baker threw four strong innings, that Baker will start the season on the DL as originally feared:

After Baker missed some time due to the injury, this appears to be simply a move to make sure Baker is at full strength when he returns and he's not hurried along before a long season even begins. Baker did say that he felt 100-percent in today's outing.

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