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Updated: April 6th, 2012 8:40pm
MRI on Scott Baker's elbow 'very similar' to results from last July

MRI on Scott Baker's elbow 'very similar' to results from last July

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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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.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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