Twins put Scott Baker on 15-day DL

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Baker has been put on the 15-day disabled list to rest his...

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Baker has been put on the 15-day disabled list to rest his strained right elbow. (REUTERS FILES/Eric Miller)

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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Scott Baker on the 15-day disabled list to rest his strained right elbow.

The move, which is retroactive to July 7, comes just before the Twins start an important three-game series with division-leading Cleveland. Baker was supposed to start the early portion of a doubleheader on Monday, but the pitcher was not feeling right according to MLB.com.

In other moves, the Twins selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Scott Diamond from Triple-A Rochester. Diamond will make his major league debut as the starter of Monday's night game, with Anthony Swarzak moved up to pitch the day game.

Diamond is 4-8 with a 4.70 ERA with Rochester this season.

The Twins also sent infielder Matt Tolbert to Rochester and recalled pitcher Chuck James.


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