Scott Baker was expected to be a key piece of the Minnesota Twins starting pitching rotation this year. That hasn't gone exactly as planned, however, as the veteran was placed on the 15-day disabled list to start the season and then yanked in the first inning of a rehab appearance.
The initial MRI following that injury seemed to be okay, but a second opinion might not have went as well as planned. The Twins have called for a Wednesday afternoon press conference and, according to the Star Tribune, the news likely isn't going to be of the positive variety.
The Twins have called a 4 p.m. press conference during which GM Terry Ryan and righthander Scott Baker will meet with the media. Not sure what it means, but it's usually not good when when a presser is called.
Baker has had elbow problems in each of the last two seasons. He reported to camp claiming to be fully healthy but had to shut down during spring training when he said his elbow felt tender. Last Thursday, Baker tried to throw in a minor league game but left after 11 pitches when he could not get the elbow loose.
Hopefully it isn't as bad as the media is currently thinking it might be and Baker's able to return to the active lineup soon.