Scott Baker is holding out for a major league contract

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Scott Baker’s agent told Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com that the veteran right-hander has interest from at least five teams, but so far they’re only offering minor-league contracts and Baker is holding out for a big-league deal.

Baker was once a solid mid-rotation starter for the Twins, but missed all of 2012 following Tommy John elbow surgery and has struggled to regain his old form. Last season he threw 81 innings for the Rangers split between the rotation and bullpen, posting a 5.47 ERA and 55/14 K/BB ratio.

Oh, and an interesting little note: Baker’s agent is longtime big leaguer Bobby Witt, who won 142 games as a hard-throwing, control-challenged starter from 1986-2001.