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Scott Baker Injury Update: Twins Starter Seeking Second Opinion

Scott Baker's injury woes have popped up already this season, leading to him finding a spot on the injured list already. The Minnesota Twins starter had an MRI on his right elbow Friday and, in news that's a bit tough to read into, he's decided to get a second opinion.

There wasn't any guessing as to how long he'll be out, but general manager Terry Ryan announced the results of the MRI in a statement on the team's website.

"Structurally, the MRI on Scott Baker's right elbow was very similar to the previous MRI he had in July of 2011," Ryan said. "Baker will see Dr. David Altchek in New York next week for a second opinion."

Hopefully the second opinion is better than the first and Baker's able to return to the active roster soon.

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