Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs placed pitcher Scott Baker
on the 60-day disabled list as the club finalized its roster ahead of Monday's
season opener against the Pirates.
Baker is still recovering from Tommy John surgery which cost him the entire
2012 season. The 31-year-old went 8-6 with a 3.14 earned run average in 23
games (21 starts) with the Twins in 2011.
Chicago also placed pitcher Matt Garza (left lat strain) and infielders Ian
Stewart (left quad strain) and Darwin Barney (left knee laceration) on the 15-
day DL. Stewart's move is retroactive to March 22, while Barney's move in
retroactive to this past Sunday.
Garza, the 29-year-old right-hander, was 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA in 18 starts for
the Cubs a season ago.
Stewart finished with a .201 average, five homers and 17 RBI in 55 games,
while Barney hit .254 with seven homers and 44 RBI over 156 games with Chicago
Chicago also selected the contracts of pitcher Hisanori Takahashi, along with
infielders Alberto Gonzalez and Brent Lillibridge from Triple-A Iowa, optioned
outfielder Brett Jackson to Iowa and designated pitcher Robert Whitenack for
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