The Rangers could possibly get Jeff Baker back this week. He received a cortisone shot Saturday to help deal with the swelling in his right thumb. Washington said Baker should be ready Friday or possibly even during a four-game series against the Athletics that begins Monday. Baker said he was getting better but would not put a timetable on his return.
"I'm just going day by day and see how it goes, but Friday would be nice," Baker said.
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.