Mariners Sign RHP Scott Baker

Sep 14, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Scott Baker (32) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners announced the signing of RHP Scott Baker to a Minor League deal with a Spring Training invite on Wednesday.

MLB Daily Dish reported that Baker would receive a $1 million salary if he makes the team and is eligible to collect up to $3.25 million in performance bonuses.

Baker missed the 2012 season and a majority of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery. He returned to make three starts in September for the Chicago Cubs and posted a 3.60 ERA with no record in 15 innings.

The right-hander has spent the majority of his major league career with the Minnesota Twins, posting a 63-48 record with a 4.16 ERA in 166 career games, including 162 starts, from 2005 to 2011.

Greg Johns is right, the signing is a nice one for some rotation depth. If he is healthy, it could turn out to be a really cost-effective move.

Topics: Scott Baker, Seattle Mariners

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