Twins' Scott Baker on DL with elbow injury

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Scott Baker on the disabled list because of a strained pitching elbow.

The Twins made the move Tuesday, one day after Baker gave up five runs and nine hits in six innings of a loss to the Boston Red Sox. His elbow has bothered him since just before the All-Star break when he went to the DL for the first time.

Baker has been Minnesota's most consistent starter this season. He met with team doctors Tuesday when the decision was made.

The Twins plan to recall right-hander Kevin Slowey from Triple-A Rochester on Friday and start him on Sunday at Cleveland. Slowey went 1-2 with a 3.55 ERA for Rochester following an abdominal injury.