Baker has an MRI on right elbow
BALTIMORE — Twins right-hander Scott Baker underwent an MRI exam on his right elbow today, a day after exiting his rehab outing with Class A Advanced Fort Myers after throwing just 11 pitches.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he expects to get the results later today, so stay tuned.
Baker, who is on the disabled list retroactive to Mark 27 with right elbow tendinitis, was scheduled to throw 75 pitches, but couldn’t get loose during his outing and was removed after facing just three batters.
“He didn’t feel right,” Ryan said. “When they took him out it was just because he couldn’t seem to get loose. That’s fine. So we’re going to get him an MRI to make sure.”
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he was concerned about Baker’s ability to adjust, as he had troubles on the mound after a delay due to the Opening Day ceremonies in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Baker was reportedly throwing just 80-84 mph during his outing before he was taken out with just one out in the first inning.
“Not being able to make adjustments because of your arm really bothers me,” Gardenhire said. “They had a little delay, had to sit back and wait a little bit, but not being able to in the heat, the whole package, that bothers me. He just didn’t feel right. That bothers me.”