Right-handed starting pitcher Scott Baker was signed to a Minor League contract by the Texas Rangers back on March 28 after he opted out of his contract with the Seattle Mariners.
Baker spent the entire 2013 regular season with the Chicago Cubs after the Minnesota Twins declined to pick up their club option that was worth $9.25 million. Chicago signed him to a one year contract worth $5.5 million with bonuses that could add up to $1.5. The 32 year old righty made three starts with the Cubs last season and only worked through 15 innings.
He was tagged with nine hits, three of those were home runs and was charged with six earned runs. Baker finished the season with a 3.60 ERA.
Now according to Chris Cotillo on Twitter, the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians could possibly pursue Baker if he chooses to opt out of his Minor League deal with the Texas Rangers.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 28, 2014
Baker holds a solid 2.81 ERA through 32 innings in five starts with the Triple-A Round Rock Express this season.