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Scott Baker Injury: Elbow Surgery Ends Season For Twins Starter

The Minnesota Twins have barely started the season, but it already feels as though the season is doomed. The latest setback is the most severe, unfortunately, as starting pitcher Scott Baker has been declared out for the season due to an elbow injury.

Baker and general manager Terry Ryan held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon and, like the skeptics figured, the news was about as bad as it could possibly be for one of the team's top pitchers.

That news comes following a second opinion on an MRI that appeared to initially bring about good news, actually. The 30-year-old Baker went 8-6 as a starter last season, ending what was otherwise a terrible season for the Twins with a 3.14 ERA.

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