*Timothy Scott Baker’ was born on September 19, 1981 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. High SchoolScott attended Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he graduated in 2000. He was selected to the All-State team his senior year.CollegeScott attended Oklahoma State University. In the 2001 season, he was named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. In the 2003 season, he was named second team All-Big 12.*Minor Leagues’Scott was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the second round (58th overall) of the 2003 amateur entry draft.
He began with the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2003. In his 2004 minor league season, he played for the Class A+ Fort Myers Miracle, Class AA New Britain Rock Cats, and Class AAA Rochester Red Wings.
He pitched the majority of the 2005 and 2006 seasons with the Rochester Red Wings. He pitched just seven games in 2007 for the Red Wings before being called up to the majors.
Major LeaguesScott made his major league debut for the Wins on May 7, 2005, when he appeared in relief pitcher against the Tampa Bay Rays.
He made his first MLB start on July 5, 2005, against the Los Angeles Angels, but would not win his first game until July 23, 2005, against the Detroit Tigers.
PersonalScott and his wife Leann have a son named Elijah, born on July 28, 2005.