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Mariners sign Scott Baker

Scott Baker

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Scott Baker pitches to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning in a baseball game in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)


Scott Baker, who missed all of 2012 and most of 2013 following Tommy John elbow surgery, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mariners.

Baker signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Cubs last offseason, but experienced multiple setbacks in his recovery and ended up making just three starts in September.

Before blowing out his elbow Baker was a solid, generally underrated mid-rotation starter who missed a fair number of bats and threw strikes but often struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark. He had a 3.98 ERA in 134 starts for the Twins from 2007-2011.

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