The Cubs signed pitcher Scott Baker to a one-year deal, reports CBS Sports.
The Cubs failed to trade for Brandon McCarthy, so instead they've gone the free-agent route and signed right-hander Scott Baker to a one-year deal, according to a release by the team.
The former Twins right-hander missed last season due to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery, but he is expected to be back for the 2013 season. Minnesota reportedly was interested in bringing him back, but they declined the $9.25 million option in his contract for next season. Baker, 31, has been with the Twins for the entirety of his 7-year career. He was 63-48 with a 4.15 ERA with the team. In 2011, prior to the injury, Baker was 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA.