Baker, seeing his first action since Tommy John sidelined him in 2015, has allowed one run over five appearances for Double-A Akron.

The 25-year-old was a starter before elbow troubles impeded his progress. Baker's yet to start a game this season, and the Tribe may elect to keep the right-hander limited to a bullpen role through all of 2017, his first year in Double-A.

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