(10/13/2009) The Padres released pitcher Shawn Hill, pitcher Cha Seung Baek and outfielder Cliff Floyd from their DL. They are now eligible to file for free agency. They added (Frankie) Eulogio De La Cruz to the 40-man roster also.
Baek done for the season
(8/1/2009) MLB.com reports that Padres SP Cha Seung Baek (elbow), who left a rehab start last week after facing just one batter, is out for the season. There is a 65 percent chance he'll need surgery.
Baek leaves rehab start after one batter
(7/24/2009) MLB.com reports that Padres SP Cha Seung Baek left a rehab start Thursday after one batter. Baek was working his way back from a forearm/elbow injury.
Baek begins Triple-A rehab stint
(7/7/2009) The Padres sent RHP Cha Seung Baek to Triple-A Portland to begin a rehab assignment Monday.
Baek pitches simulated game Friday
(7/4/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek threw 39 pitches in a simulated game Friday afternoon. He's on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and is still a few weeks away from returning.
Gregerson, Baek thrown in bullpen
(7/1/2009) The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Padres RPs Luke Gregerson (shoulder) and Cha Seung Baek (elbow) both threw in the bullpen Tuesday.
Baek to have bullpen session
(6/28/2009) Padres RHPs Cha Seung Baek (strained right forearm) and Luke Gregerson (strained right shoulder) will have bullpen sessions Monday.
Baek transferred to 60-day DL
(5/15/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday with a strained right forearm.
Baek's MRI shows no damage
(5/12/2009) The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that an MRI exam of Padres SP Cha Seung Baek's revealed no structural damage. He will not come off the DL this week, but he will avoid surgery.
Baek injures elbow in rehab outing
(5/10/2009) The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Padres SP Cha Seung Baek injured his elbow during an outing for Triple-A Portland on Saturday. "He left the game because his elbow became painful," manager Bud Black said. "To us that's a blow and that's a blow to Cha Seung." Black said the pain was in a different spot from the forearm strain that put Baek onto the DL entering the season.
Baek looks good in rehab outing
(5/5/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed just one hit over five innings in his second Class A rehab start on Monday. The hit was a three-run homer with two outs in the fifth.
Baek hit hard in first rehab start
(4/29/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek, on the DL with a forearm injury, made his first rehab start for Class A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. He allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out three.
Baek perhaps two weeks away
(4/27/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: RHP Cha Seung Baek will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore Tuesday night. Baek, who has been out since the start of the season with a forearm strain, might need three rehab starts, manager Bud Black said.
Baek gearing up for rehab
(4/25/2009) San Diego SP Cha Seung Baek, on the DL since just before the season started, threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session Friday and appears close to starting a rehab assignment.
(3/31/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek will be sidelined at least a week with a strained right forearm. He injured it in Sunday's game.
Baek injures forearm in spring game
(3/29/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed five hits in Sunday's spring game against the Dodgers, including Manny Ramirez's double in the first and a two-run homer by Matt Kemp in the fourth. But the right-hander strained a flexor muscle in his forearm on a pitch early in the fourth inning and came out a couple of hitters later. "I started feeling it a little bit and then really more on the fastball," said Baek, who entered with a 9.95 ERA in six Cactus League starts. "I don't think it's a big thing. I'm not too worried. But it was hurting."
Baek still struggling for Padres
(3/24/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek, slated to be the No. 3 pitcher in the Padres' rotation, allowed nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, upping his ERA to 9.95, on Tuesday against the Angels. He threw two shutout innings at the start but was unable to hold a 4-0 lead that San Diego built against left-hander Joe Saunders. "I thought he threw the ball well at times," Padres manager Bud Black said. "The first two innings, I thought they were outstanding. He worked fast and hit his spots. He made some good hitters look bad. And then he had some lapses. I think you saw some walks against hitters that you shouldn't walk. He got some balls up in the strike zone." Baek walked three and gave up a homer to Maicer Izturis, his first.
Baek decent over four innings
(3/14/2009) San Diego SP Cha Seung Baek yielded two runs and two hits in four innings for the Padres against the Indians on Saturday. Baek struck out two and walked one and his ERA on the spring now stands at 5.40.
Baek pitches well on Monday
(3/9/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek turned in a solid outing against the Diamondbacks on Monday. He allowed one run and one hit in three innings. "It is early in the spring but I'm really trying to work more on my off-speed stuff," Baek said. "I probably pitched about 50 percent." He improved to 1-2 on the spring with a 6.00 ERA.
Baek starts against the Rangers
(3/5/2009) San Diego SP Cha Seung Baek, set as the Padres' No. 3 starter behind Jake Peavy and Chris Young, settled down after allowing a Josh Hamilton single that scored Ian Kinsler to start the game. He got outs against the last five batters faced. "The last couple of years with the Mariners, there was no guaranteed job like that," Baek said. "This year is different, so I'm excited about it. More confident."
Baek taken deep in 1st spring start
(2/27/2009) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed the first of two homers to Indians catcher Victor Martinez during Friday's spring game and it was enough to send him to the loss as Cleveland won 5-3. Baek, 6-9 with a 4.62 ERA last season, pitched the first inning, allowing two"I felt good," he said. "I made one bad pitch. I hung a changeup. Other than that, I kept the ball down." hits and two runs. He did strike out one. "I felt good," he said. "I made one bad pitch. I hung a changeup. Other than that, I kept the ball down."
Baek forced out early in last start
(9/28/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek was forced out with a strained left calf after 2 1/3 innings Sunday against the Pirates. He allowed just one hit and two walks in his last start of the season.
Baek outstanding in victory Sunday
(9/21/2008)Adrian Gonzalez's 35th homer and Kevin Kouzmanoff's three RBI backed Cha Seung Baek's strong start, and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Sunday to sweep a three-game series between the NL's worst teams. Baek (6-9) allowed one run over seven innings.
(9/15/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: Padres starting pitcher Cha Seung Baek departed Sunday's game after two innings with a strained triceps muscle in his right forearm. However, Baek said he expects to make his next start, scheduled for next Sunday in Washington. "There is no problem with my next start, I will be ready," he said. "I wanted to go back out in the third today, but they said no." Baek's run of 17 straight starts dating back to June 2 is the longest active streak by a Padre. Baek said his injury had nothing to do with fielding a grounder and throwing out the Giants' Randy Winn for the third out in the second. "I've had some tightness there," Baek said. "And at the start of the second inning, it got tight. But then I couldn't extend or follow through. And today I felt a sharp pain."
Baek leaves with triceps strain
(9/14/2008) Padres right-hander Cha Seung Baek left Sunday's game against the Giants with a strained right triceps muscle in the second inning. Baek left for a pinch hitter during the Padres' four-run second inning. He allowed one run on two hits and walked two. The right-hander has struggled at home, going 1-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 12 appearances, including 11 starts.
Baek brilliant in seven innings
(9/9/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed only three hits in seven shutout innings to earn a victory Monday against the Dodgers. He issued two walks and recorded two strikeouts. Acquired from Seattle in late May, Baek had been 0-7 with a 5.94 ERA at Petco Park. He allowed three hits in seven innings.
Baek allows seven runs, loses game
(9/3/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek lost his fourth straight decision Tuesday at the dodgers. The right-hander made 71 pitches in just 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs and eight hits in his first career start against the Dodgers. He walked two and struck out three.
Baek no decisioned against D-Backs
(8/27/2008) San Diego SP Cha Seung Baek earned a no decision on Wednesday against Randy Johnson and the Diamondbacks. He allowed just two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and had three strikeouts. While Johnson pitched better, it was Baek's Padres who got the win.
Baek strikes out eight, but loses
(8/23/2008) For the first time in 11 starts, Padres SP Cha Seung Baek worked seven innings Friday at San Francisco. He lost, though, allowing five runs on seven hits. He issued two walks and recorded eight strikeouts.
Baek's home woes continues Sunday
(8/17/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed just two runs Sunday against the Phillies but it was enough for him to take the loss as Philadelphia eeked out a 2-1 win. Baek allowed a sac fly to Jayson Werth in the first and a solo home run to Pat Burrell in the sixth. He walked two and struck out five in six innings.
Baek suffers another loss at home
(8/13/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings Tuesday against the Brewers, walking four and striking out three. He continued his struggles at home as he dropped to 0-6 with a 6.81 ERA in eight appearances, including seven starts. Baek is 4-0 with a 2.81 ERA on the road in six games, including five starts.
Padres' Baek baffles Mets yet again
(8/6/2008) San Diego SP Cha Seung Baek baffled the Mets again and improved his record to 4-6, allowing two runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in two starts against New York this season. He walked one and had five strikeouts. His ERA stands at 5.06.
Baek can't hold early lead
(7/31/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed eight hits and five runs in 4 1/3 innings during a 7-3 loss to the Padres Wednesday. Baek was staked a 2-0 lead after one inning as he went opposite Dan Haren. But he could not hold the lead as a four-run fifth inning gave Arizona a 5-2 lead. The right-hander walked one and struck out five as he lost for the first time in four outings.
Baek wins without best performance
(7/25/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek won for the first time in four starts Friday at Pittsburgh, though he didn't necessarily pitch well enough to deserve it. He allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings, recording three strikeouts.
Baek homers in solid no-decision
(7/20/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek (2-5) pitched into the seventh and added his first career home run in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday. Baek allowed two runs, one of them earned, on six hits over 6 1/3 innings with one walk and three strikeouts.
Cha Seung Baek starts for Padres Sunday
(7/17/2008) The Padres open their second half with a four-game set against the Cardinals in St. Louis. On Sunday, in the series finale, San Diego will showcase SP Cha Seung Baek against Jaime Garcia.
Baek loses for 3rd time in last four
(7/9/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek allowed six hits and three runs in five innings Wednesday against the Marlins and unfortunately took the loss as Scott Olsen allowed one run in eight innings during a 5-2 Florida win. Baek walked one and struck out three while homers from Hanley Ramirez and Josh Willingham were key hits against the right-hander.
Baek nearly unhittable through six
(7/5/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek threw six shutout innings to pick up his second win Friday at Arizona. He allowed only two hits and one walk, striking out seven. He entered the game with a 7.94 ERA over his last two and a 5.43 mark overall.
Mariners come back to bite Baek
(6/29/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek, obtained in a trade with the Mariners on May 28, was pulled after the first four batters reached base in the sixth inning Saturday against his old team. He allowed four runs and eight hits with one walk and five strikeouts in five innings, taking his fourth loss. "It's my old team. I tried my best, but they hit well," he said.
Baek gives up six runs without walk
(6/22/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek matched his career strikeout high with seven Saturday against the Tigers but took the loss after failing to hold the 5-4 lead he took into the seventh. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, struggling even though he didn't walk a batter.
Baek pushed back to Saturday
(6/17/2008) The Padres said Tuesday that SP Greg Maddux will move up a day in the rotation to start Friday against Detroit on his regular four days of rest. Cha Seung Baek will pitch Saturday.
Baek recovers after rough first
(6/14/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek settled down after a rough first inning Saturday against the Indians and tossed seven strong innings. However, he was still on the hook for the 3-2 loss before San Diego rallied to tie the game in the eighth. Baek allowed two walks and two hits in a three-run first inning for Cleveland. He wouldn't allow another hit the rest of the night and just one more walk. He struck out three in a second straight no decision.
(6/8/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek gave up one run and seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts in six innings Friday against the Mets, showing major improvement over his first start with his new team, when he allowed four runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He didn't factor in the decision, however.
Baek butchered against Cubs Monday
(6/3/2008) Padres SP Cha Seung Baek, starting in place of Shawn Estes (broken thumb) Monday against the Cubs, allowed four runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking one. His record fell to 1-2. He lasted only 4 2/3 in his other start this year, April 13 against Anaheim while with Seattle.
Baek might move into rotation
(5/31/2008) San Diego Padres left-hander Shawn Estes broke the thumb on his throwing hand when he fell on the tunnel stairs between the team's clubhouse and dugout Friday night. The Padres placed the pitcher on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after X-rays late Friday revealed the broken bone, a discouraging development for a player who was on his way back. The 35-year-old Estes was scheduled to start Monday back home at Petco Park in the series opener with the Chicago Cubs. "I just landed on it wrong," Estes said. "I thought it was a little sprain at first. I'm hoping that's the extent of it and there's no tendon or ligament damage, or it would take longer. ... I just fell. I put my hand down to catch myself and my body weight came down on it to catch my fall." RHP Cha Seung Baek is an option to replace him in the rotation.
Baek sent to Padres for Wells
(5/28/2008) The Mariners traded SP Cha Seung Baek to the Padres on Tuesday for SP Jared Wells in an exchange of right-handed pitchers.
Mariners designate Baek for assign.
(5/22/2008) The Mariners designated RHP Cha Seung Baek for assignment Wednesday. The move was made to clear room for recently acquired reliever Tracy Thorpe.
(4/13/2008) Mariners SP Cha Seung Baek made his first start of the season Sunday against the Angels in place of an injured Erik Bedard (hip), but took the 10-5 loss. Baek (0-1) allowed seven hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Baek pitched one inning of relief in his only other appearance this season. He has a 11.81 ERA.
M's Baek gets emergency start
(4/13/2008) The Mariners scratched Erik Bedard as their starting pitcher Sunday against the Angels because of inflammation in his left hip. "His hip flared up again," manager John McLaren said. "We were hoping the medication would kick in like it did in Baltimore, but he still feels it a little bit so we're going to play it on the safe side." Bedard (1-0, 3.27) missed a scheduled start April 6 at Baltimore because of the hip injury, but pitched six innings to earn a 6-5 win at Tampa Bay on April 8 in his second start of the season. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow," McLaren said. "If he feels OK, he'll throw in the bullpen and we'll slot him next week sometime. It's one of those things where we're trying to be patient with our pitchers early in the season. We don't think it's serious." Cha Seung Baek (0-0, 27.00) started in place of Bedard. Baek pitched one inning in relief and allowed three earned runs April 4 against Baltimore in his only appearance this season.
Baek a little surprised at roster spot
(3/31/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Mariners RHP Cha Seung Baek, who will be the long man in the pen, thought he was out of contention for a roster spot because he's a starter and the Mariners went out and got starting pitching this winter. But a good spring (only one game with more than one run allowed) got him the nod.
Baek sick and tired of Triple-A
(3/9/2008)The Sports Xchange reports Mariners SP Cha Seung Baek has plenty invested in this spring training camp. Baek, who allowed one run in two innings Wednesday, is out of options for the second year running. He cleared waivers last year, and if there is no room for Baek this year -- Seattle already has five starters -- he would be able to declare free agency.
(9/28/2007) Mariners RHP Cha Seung Baek's win Thursday left him with a 4-3 record for the year in a dozen starts. But the Mariners are 9-3 in his starts, and, as The Sports Xchange reports, that's certain to help him as he bids for a spot in the 2008 rotation next spring.
Baek goes six innings in win
(9/28/2007) Mariners starter Cha Seung Baek pitched six innings in a winning effort Friday vs. Cleveland. Making his first start since June 16, he allowed one run and struck out two. He gave up seven hits and did not walk a batter.
C. Baek to make a start Thurday
(9/25/2007) Mariners RHP Cha Seung Baek will get a start the final week of the season. The Mariners need an extra starter this week because of a Wednesday doubleheader forced by the makeup of a snowed-out game in Cleveland in April. LHP Ryan Feierabend and LHP Jarrod Washburn will get the starts in the doubleheader and Baek will pitch the finale of the four-game series with the Indians on Thursday.
Mariners activate SP Baek
(9/18/2007) The Mariners activated RHP Cha Seung Baek from his rehab assignment in Arizona and manager John McLaren plans to use him in long relief or perhaps for a spot start. He had been on the DL since June 17 with inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
M's Baek begins rehab stint
(8/15/2007) Cha Seung Baek (shoulder) began a Class A rehab assignment.
Baek goes on 15-day DL
(6/22/2007) Cha Seung Baek, who struggled in his last few starts for the Seattle Mariners, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with inflammation in his right shoulder. "It's something we recently found out has been ongoing," Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said of Baek's injury.
Baek will not start Friday
(6/21/2007) Manager Mike Hargrove is going to start rookie Ryan Feierabend, the owner of a June 3 win, on Friday against Cincinnati instead of Cha Seung Baek.
Astros jump on Baek early
(6/16/2007) Cha Seung Baek lasted only four innings and gave up seven runs, six of them earned during Saturday's loss to the Astros. He allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out four. The Astros jumped on Baek early, scoring five runs in the first two innings. He has now allowed five or more earned runs in four of his last six starts.
Cha Seung Baek runs out of gas
(6/12/2007) Baek allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings in Monday's makeup game at Cleveland. He had worked four scoreless innings until allowing three in the fifth and two in the sixth. He also allowed 10 hits total in the no-decision.
Late rally gets Baek off hook
(6/6/2007) Cha Seung Baek pitched into the sixth inning for Seattle and allowed three earned runs on Tuesday against the Orioles. It was the first time in his past six starts that Baek failed to pitch at least six complete innings. He struck out four and walked none.
Baek picks up third win
(6/1/2007) Cha Seung Baek (3-2) sailed into the fourth inning on Thursday before Texas broke through for five runs against the Mariners starter. Catalanotto doubled in Sosa and Mark Teixeira and Laird hit his third homer of the season. Baek held on for the win, as he gave up five hits and walked two in 6 1/3 innings.
Baek gaining momentum
(5/31/2007) Cha Seung Baek (2-2, 4.60) looks to build on an impressive outing on Thursday against Texas. The right-hander gave up one unearned run and five hits over seven innings Saturday in a 9-1 victory at Kansas City, throwing 74 of his 98 pitches for strikes. Since struggling to a 4.65 ERA in his first three starts, Baek has allowed 10 total runs over 28 2-3 innings in his past four outings, good for a 3.14 ERA.
Baek holds Royals to singles
(5/26/2007) Cha Seung Baek struck out seven in seven-plus innings to lead Seattle past Kansas City 9-1 on Saturday night. Baek (2-2) gave up five hits and the only runner to get past second did so on an error. He threw 98 pitches and 74 were strikes. He was only charged an unearned run on the night. Baek ended a personal two-game losing streak with the win.
Baek falls apart in Cleveland
(5/22/2007) Cha Seung Baek allowed five earned runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings on Monday at Cleveland, suffering the loss to fall to 1-2. He walked one and struck out six. He was cruising along until allowing a solo home run to Casey Blake in the sixth inning and three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Baek outpitched, takes first loss
(5/17/2007) Seattle starter Cha Seung Baek (1-1) was nearly John Lackey's equal, but lost for the first time in five starts. Baek's only problems came in the first when the Angels packaged three hits and a walk. He allowed three runs and struck out three. He was coming off a complete game in a 9-2 win at Detroit on May 9. "Once he got past the first inning he was awfully good," Mariners manager Mike Hargrove said. "He made an adjustment and it made a difference."
Weaver injured, Baek stays in
(5/11/2007) The Seattle Mariners placed Jeff Weaver on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder tendinitis, so Cha-Seung Baek will remain in the rotation. Weaver had not complained of soreness, but the team feels he might have been ailing for some time. "Jeff is a guy that won't complain about anything and just takes the baseball," general Bill Bavasi said. "It became obvious to us when he needed to reach back for that little something extra, his arm strength just wasn't there. Once we talked to him, it became obvious that with some time off and a strength program, he will have an opportunity to return to the type of pitcher we know he can be."
Baek's future role uncertain
(5/11/2007) Manager Mike Hargrove said he wasn't sure what the club will do with RHP Cha Seung Baek when RHP Felix Hernandez (forearm) returns from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Baek, who has made four starts in place of Hernandez, gave up six hits and two runs Wednesday at Detroit in his first career complete game, a 9-2 victory.
Baek picks up first win
(5/10/2007) After a few hard hit balls in the first two innings, Cha Seung Baek made an adjustment. Baek finished with a six-hitter, Jose Guillen hit a three-run homer, and the Seattle Mariners snapped the Detroit Tigers' eight-game winning streak with a 9-2 victory Wednesday night. "They were looking for fastballs first two innings, so Jo (catcher Jenji Johjima) and me went to changeups," Baek said.
Yankees rough up SP Baek
(5/4/2007) Mariners SP Cha Seung Baek lasted just 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Yankees after allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks. He struck out four and his teammates bailed him out with a no-decision.
Baek, Weaver get one more shot
(5/2/2007) Felix Hernandez (elbow) now won't come off the DL until May 9 at Detroit. "We would rather be safe than sorry with him," manager Mike Hargrove said. "His bullpen (session on Tuesday) was fine, but we just feel better giving him a few extra days. If we get to (May 9) and feel he needs a few more days, we'll give him more time." Cha Seung Baek and Jeff Weaver will open the series in New York on Friday and Saturday.
(5/2/2007) Manager Mike Hargrove has decided whether Jeff Weaver's next turn in the rotation or demote him from the staff. But the manager isn't announcing the decision yet. "I'm not going to talk about the Weaver situation yet. OK?" he said before Tuesday's game. Weaver is 0-4 with a 18.26 ERA and hasn't made it past three innings in three of his first four Seattle starts since signing an $8,325,000 million, one-year contract as a free agent from St. Louis. RHP Felix Hernandez had another bullpen session Tuesday and if his strained forearm responds well, the ace will likely start Friday at New York. Weaver would be due to pitch next Saturday, but the team could skip his start because of an off day it had Monday. Or it might start Cha Seung Baek, who has allowed five runs in two no-decisions since Hernandez got hurt April 18.
Baek carries no-no into sixth
(4/29/2007) Baek allowed four hits, one run and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Royals, but he did not figure into the decision. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Mark Grudzielanek had a clean hit up the middle to break it up. "I felt much better with (catcher Jamie) Burke. I just followed him. He made great calls," Baek said. He made a great bid for a rotation spot even after Felix Hernandez returns from injury, following up an awful performance by Jeff Weaver on Saturday.
Rainout pushes M's staff back
(4/24/2007) The Mariners and Rangers were postponed Tuesday by steady rain, the sixth game the Mariners have had postponed this season. The game will be made up when the Mariners return to Texas, July 23-25. The Mariners will now pitch Jarrod Washburn on Wednesday, followed by Miguel Batista, Horacio Ramirez, Jeff Weaver and Cha Seung Baek. Felix Hernandez (15-day DL, elbow) is eligible to return for May 4-6 series at the N.Y. Yankees and will likely slot back in the rotation when Baek's turn is up May 5.
Baek roughed up by Rangers
(4/24/2007) Cha Seung Baek started the night with a 3-0 record and 0.83 ERA in three career starts against Texas, but was out of the game in the fifth. Baek, making his first start of the season, gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in Monday's loss.
Baek likely to pitch Monday
(4/23/2007) The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Cha Seung Baek is the likely candidate to replace Felix Hernandez (elbow) for Monday's start at Texas. He was scratched from his Triple-A start on Friday, which might mean the Mariners were preparing for him to get the call.
Snow moves M's rotation back
(4/9/2007) Tuesday will be Jeff Weaver's fourth attempt at a debut with the Mariners after his expected starts Saturday, Sunday and Monday were all thwarted by the weather. Felix Hernandez, Jarrod Washburn, Miguel Batista and Horacio Ramirez will follow in the rotation. The snow out means a No. 6 starter won't be needed this week. Ryan Feierabend, Cha Seung Baek and Brandon Morrow could have been candidates for a spot start.
Baek cut, Rangers set rotation
(3/20/2007) Cha Seung Baek was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday by the Mariners. He was 0-2 in four spring-training appearances, allowing 10 earned runs and three homers in nine innings. Baek was 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA in six starts with the Mariners last year after being called up Aug. 22 from Tacoma, where he was 12-4 with a 3.00 ERA in 24 starts. Seattle's rotation likely will include right-handers Felix Hernandez, Miguel Batista and Jeff Weaver, and lefties Horacio Ramirez and Jarrod Washburn.
Mariners tender deals to nine
(2/21/2007) The Mariners agreed to one-year contracts with RHPs Cha Seung Baek, Jon Huber, Sean White, LHPs Ryan Feierabend, Cesar Jimenez, Ryan Rowland-Smith, INF Michael Garciaparra, OFs Wladimir Balentien, Adam Jones and Michael Wilson.
Baek, Feierabend, Woods won't start
(1/30/2007) Seattle has Felix Hernandez, Jarrod Washburn, Miguel Batista, Jeff Weaver and Horacio Ramirez in its rotation. Before appealing to Weaver last week, it was faced with choosing a fifth starter between Cha-Seung Baek, a Triple-A call-up whose season ended last September due to elbow tendinitis, converted reliever Jake Woods and Ryan Feierabend, a veteran of 24 days in the major leagues. "We changed a lot with this signing," GM Bill Bavasi said. "To be able to add a guy who could end up near the top of the rotation ... the upgrade in the rotation I hope is obvious."
Weaver signing to impact Baek
(1/28/2007) Mariners RHP Cha Seung Baek and LHP Jake Woods are probably the odd men out with the addition of RHP Jeff Weaver to the rotation. Baek, a starter by nature, probably will begin the season starting in Triple-A, while Woods has a good chance to be one of the lefties in the Seattle bullpen.
Baek shut down for season
(9/25/2006) The Mariners placed right-hander Cha Seung Baek on the 60-day DL on Monday with tendinitis in the triceps. Seattle called up right-hander Jorge Campillo from Triple-A Tacoma to take Baek's roster spot. Campillo was available for Monday night's series opener against Oakland. Baek pitched seven shutout innings against Texas on Sept. 8 and threw another 6 2/3 strong innings, allowing two runs and four hits in a 6-3 win over the Rangers last Wednesday. Baek was expected to throw Monday night, instead Cesar Jimenez made his first major-league start.
Baek wins another for M's
(9/21/2006) Even though there are spots available in the Seattle Mariners' rotation in 2007, Cha Seung Baek is trying not to look too far into the future. The right-hander allowed two runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings to continue an impressive late-season surge. "I think most everybody here is looking for a job," Baek said. "I can just focus on each game, not for next year." Baek, who made his 11th major league start, has pitched at least into the sixth in all of his victories this season. "He hit his spots and kept the ball away from the middle of the plate against a good-hitting ball club," manager Mike Hargrove said. "But the key is pitching inside to some good hitters." Baek is 3-0 lifetime against Texas.
Cha Seung Baek takes loss
(9/13/2006) Cha Seung Baek (3-1) allowed five runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings for a loss on Wednesday for a loss against Toronto.
Cha Seung Baek now 3-0
(9/9/2006) Cha Seung Baek (3-0) made his fourth start on Friday since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 22 to replace Jamie Moyer in Seattle's rotation after the lefty was traded. Baek lowered his ERA to 2.22, allowing four hits and one walk in a win over Texas.
Baek beats Devil Rays
(9/2/2006) Cha Seung Baek allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings as Seattle overcame a triple play to stop a 12-game road losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Saturday night.
Baek picks up his first win
(8/27/2006) Cha Seung Baek (1-0) was not overpowering and walked five in 5 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Red Sox, but won for the first time since Sept. 26, 2004. Baek lost his shutout in the fifth inning after two walks and an error, and David Ortiz ended the no-hitter in the sixth with a homer.
Baek gets no-decision Tuesday
(8/23/2006) Cha Seung Baek, called up from Triple-A Tacoma before the game, allowed three hits and three runs in five innings on Tuesday against the Yankees. He struck out six and walked three in the no-decision.
Baek recalled to join rotation
(8/22/2006) The Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Cha Seung Baek from Triple-A Tacoma of the PCL.
Baek could get shot with M's
(8/21/2006) The Mariners have TBD's for their rotation Wednesday and Thursday. They need a starter after the trade of Jamie Moyer and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Felix Hernandez could be "skipped" Thursday. Jarrod Washburn could pitch that day on regular rest, but Hernandez's turn will have to come before the end of the week. So, Hernandez might not start against the Yankees, but he likely will against the Red Sox. Also, the Seattle Times reports Cha-Seung Baek could be given Moyer's rotation spot over arbritration-eligible Joel Pineiro, but a decision won't be finalized before Tuesday.
Baek goes three innings vs. LAD
(3/31/2006) Mariners starting pitcher Cha Seung Baek gave up four hits, two runs, and struck out three in three innings Thursday vs. the L.A. Dodgers.
Mariners non-tender SP Baek
(12/21/2005) The Mariners failed to offer contracts to center fielder Jamal Strong and right-hander Cha Seung Baek, making them free agents.
M's designate Baek for assignment
(12/15/2005) The Mariners purchased the contract of LHP Luis Gonzalez from Colorado, sent RHP Jeff Harris outright to Tacoma of the PCL and designated RHP Cha Seung Baek for assignment. The M's have 10 days to trade or release Baek.
Baek leaves with tight elbow
(4/21/2005) Cha Seung Baek left his start for Triple-A Tacoma in the second inning due to tightness in his elbow. "Its more precautionary than anything else," pitching coach Rafael Chaves told the Tacoma News Tribune.
Baek to open in Triple-A rotation
(3/27/2005) The Mariners optioned RHP Cha Seung Baek to Tacoma of the PCL.
Baek's season is finished
(10/1/2004) The Mariners have told Cha Seung Baek that he is done for the season due to elbow and bicep soreness, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "He'll tell you he's fine, but I'd feel terrible if he went out and something happened," manager Bob Melvin said. "After what he did in Texas, against a lineup of that quality, it's better to have him finish this way with that memory."
(9/29/2004) Cha Seung Baek, who three eight shutout innings in his last start, is still experiencing some discomfort in his elbow, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Baek looks sharp in start
(9/26/2004) Cha Seung Baek (shoulder) allowed three hits in eight shutout innings Sunday against Texas. He struck out four and walked a pair in the win.
Baek pushed back to Sunday
(9/22/2004) The Mariners have changed their pitching rotation for their weekend series in Texas, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Cha Seung Baek will have his start pushed back from Friday to Sunday due to shoulder soreness.
Baek joins Mariners
(8/29/2004) The Mariners recalled Cha Sung Baek from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.
Mariners promote Baek
(8/6/2004) The Mariners recalled Cha Seung Baek on Friday to assume the roster spot of Mike Myers, who was traded to Boston. Baek was 4-3 with a 4.28 ERA in 11 starts for Triple-A Tacoma.