MRI on Scott Baker's elbow 'very similar' to results from last July
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After leaving his minor league start on Thursday having thrown only 11 pitches, Minnesota Twins right-hander Scott Baker underwent an MRI Friday to evaluate his elbow.
Per an email from a team spokesman, the MRI "was very similar to the previous MRI he had in in July of 2011."
Baker's MRI in July came back mostly clean, showing only a mild flexor strain.
Baker will visit Dr. David Altchek in New York next week for a second opinion.
The elbow issues for Baker date back to 2010, when he underwent minor clean-up surgery in the offseason. Inflammation flared up twice in 2011, sidelining Baker during what was a career season for the first three months.