Baker taking it easy

Utility man Jeff Baker is being careful with his right elbow, which has been sore since the start of Spring Training. Baker, who was scratched from Saturday’s game because of elbow tenderness, had a cortisone shot a couple of weeks ago.

“I’ve been able to hit the whole time,” said Baker, who said the injury didn’t occur on a single swing or throw. “But we’re switching up some medication and trying to get some better anti-inflammatories. I’m going to take a couple days and try to let it kick in, knock the pain out and keep going.”

He doesn’t think his absence will be long-term.

Third baseman-outfielder Ian Stewart had hoped to swing in the batting cage on Sunday, but he wound up having treatment instead.

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