Veterans can be just as risky as prospects
| Dave Cameron
StatsLLC: Jan 31 / 12:00a ET
News: The New York Yankees and right-hander Scott Baker have agreed to a one-year minor league contract.
Impact: The 33-year-old Baker is 66-52 in 191 big league outings - 170 starts - for Minnesota, the Chicago Cubs and Texas. He has a 4.25 ERA and 831 strikeouts in 1,053 2-3 innings. Baker had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and mostly pitched out of the bullpen last year for the Rangers.
Rotowire: Jan 30 / 12:37p ET
News: Baker signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Impact: The long ball once again haunted Baker last season, as he gave up a whopping 15 home runs in just 80.2 innings with the Rangers. Baker did trim his walk rate to a career-best 1.6 BB/9, but his flyball tendencies (45.6% career FB%) make it unlikely he'll find much success in Yankee Stadium, if he even gets a chance.