Scott Baker

Yankees sign Scott Baker

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Right-hander Scott Baker has signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

Baker has struggled to regain his form after missing all of 2012 following Tommy John elbow surgery, logging a total of just 96 innings since then while posting a 5.17 ERA.

Prior to the elbow injury Baker was a solid mid-rotation starter for the Twins, going 55-37 with a 3.98 ERA in 821 innings from 2007-2011. However, as an extreme fly-ball pitcher he seems like a poor fit for Yankee Stadium.