The Twins announced their postseason roster on Wednesday, shortly before they took on New York in Game 1.
Baker went 12-9 with a 4.49 ERA in 29 starts this season. He has been bothered off and on by tendinitis in his pitching elbow in the second half of the season. But Slowey lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his final two outings of the year.
Manager Ron Gardenhire also elected to keep three utility players -- Nick Punto, Matt Tolbert and Alexi Casilla. He was considering keeping a third catcher as insurance with Joe Mauer having a sore left knee. But Jose Morales was left off the roster.