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  • • Are we witnessing the end of the high-five?
    The celebration has been part of sports for more than 40 years. But with athletes rethinking distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, even the high-five's originator, Dusty Baker, is saying it's time to move on....2020
  • • Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery
    Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing and is "doing great" as he recovers from March groin surgery, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday....2020
  • • Dusty Baker thinks COVID-19 will make high-fives a thing of the past
    Baker, along with former Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Glenn Burke, is often credited with helping to create the high-five in 1977....2020
  • • Bryant: AJ Hinch, Dusty Baker now on different sides of the same coin
    The Houston Astros fired one manager after a sign-stealing scandal and hired the other to help the club rebound. Now both managers are finding their respective ways while baseball has been removed from circulation....2020
  • • Yordan Alvarez Still Not Ready To Return
    Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez has been dealing with a seemingly minor knee injury. But it’s an increasing threat to his readiness for the upcoming season. Houston manager Dusty Baker says that Alvarez won’t appear on Wednesday as had been scheduled, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports on Twitter. His precise timeline is unclear and it’s…...2020
  • • Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez still not ready to return
    Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez has been dealing with a seemingly minor knee injury. But it’s an increasing threat to his readiness for the upcoming season. Houston manager Dusty Baker says that Alvarez won’t appear on Wednesday as had been scheduled, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports on Twitter. His precise timeline is unclear and it’s now uncertain whether he’ll be able to on th...2020
  • • Justin Verlander Exits Start Early
    2:50PM: Dusty Baker shed some light on Verlander’s exit, saying he experienced right triceps soreness, per McTaggart. His removal was precautionary. 2:06PM: Justin Verlander exited his spring start two innings early today, per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. He threw two scoreless innings, but left to undergo medical testing. It’s unclear at this time what particular issue…...2020
  • • Camp Battles: Astros’ 26th Man
    The Astros final roster spot will be a two-man showdown between Myles Straw and Garrett Stubbs, per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. Of course, this particular “camp battle” has as much to do with the pieces around the players as the players themselves. For that matter, it may come down to a conversation between Dusty Baker and…...2020
  • • Camp battles: Astros' 26th man
    The Astros' final roster spot will be a two-man showdown between Myles Straw and Garrett Stubbs, per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. Of course, this particular “camp battle” has as much to do with the pieces around the players as the players themselves. For that matter, it may come down to a conversation between Dusty Baker and new general manager James Click. The two are likely still developing a cohe...2020
  • • Yordan Alvarez says he played through knee pain all year in 2019
    Yordan Alvarez had an unbelievable rookie season in 2019, but he may have actually been held back a little. The Houston Astros slugger told reporters on Thursday that he battled knee pain “all season” last year. Alvarez said through his interpreter, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle: “I just worked hard every day to make sure I warmed up my lower body properly and just went out and played...2020

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  • • Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery
    Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing and is "doing great" as he recovers from March groin surgery, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday....2020
  • • Yordan Alvarez Still Not Ready To Return
    Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez has been dealing with a seemingly minor knee injury. But it’s an increasing threat to his readiness for the upcoming season. Houston manager Dusty Baker says that Alvarez won’t appear on Wednesday as had been scheduled, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports on Twitter. His precise timeline is unclear and it’s…...2020
  • • Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez still not ready to return
    Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez has been dealing with a seemingly minor knee injury. But it’s an increasing threat to his readiness for the upcoming season. Houston manager Dusty Baker says that Alvarez won’t appear on Wednesday as had been scheduled, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports on Twitter. His precise timeline is unclear and it’s now uncertain whether he’ll be able to on th...2020
  • • Under fire, Astros players vehemently deny using buzzers in cheating scandal
    Thursday was another tough day for the Houston Astros in an offseason packed with them.  The Astros sent out a few representatives to discuss the sign-stealing scandal that has tarnished their accomplishments from recent years. The news conference wasn’t well-received as multiple players and owner Jim Crane offered perfunctory apologies for the team’s wrongdoing.  What’s more, Crane called on mana...2020
  • • Astros name James Click general manager
    The Astros have decided upon James Click as their new general manager, per a club announcement. Click had served as Rays vice president of baseball operations. Having already installed Dusty Baker as its new manager, the scandal-ridden Houston organization has now replaced its prior leadership team. Manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended and fired for lack of oversight in the sign-st...2020
  • • Astros Name James Click General Manager
    The Astros have decided upon James Click as their new general manager, per a club announcement. Click had served as Rays vice president of baseball operations. Having already installed Dusty Baker as its new manager, the scandal-ridden Houston organization has now replaced its prior leadership team. Manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended and fired for lack…...2020
  • • Dusty Baker: Sign-stealing 'certainly not going to happen on my watch'
    Dusty Baker was formally introduced as the new manager of the Houston Astros on Thursday, and the 70-year-old former veteran player made one thing very clear to the media — the sign-stealing stops here. As expected, Baker was asked several questions about the cheating scandal in Houston. He said he knew taking the job would be a challenge, given the circumstances, but he also guaranteed there will...2020
  • • Brawls and pain: Potential ripple effects of Astros' sign-stealing scandal
    The Astros' sign-stealing scandal has shaken Major League Baseball to its core.  After a lengthy investigation, MLB came down hard on Houston, suspending manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for a season, taking away first- and second-round draft picks over the next two years, and fining the team $5 million. Subsequently, Astros owner Jim Crane fired Hinch and Luhnow. The fallout was...2020
  • • Here is the list of candidates Astros are considering to replace A.J. Hinch
    The Houston Astros are in need of a new manager after firing A.J. Hinch and already have a list of candidates they are considering. According to FOX 26 in Houston’s Mark Berman, the Astros have numerous candidates on their list, which includes veteran managers like Jeff Banister, Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter and Bruce Bochy. Current Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Cubs third base coach Will Venable,...2020
  • • Quick Hits: Astros, Baker, Bochy, Phils, Herrera, Ventura, Hudson
    The Astros, suddenly in need of a new manager after the suspension and firing of A.J. Hinch on Monday, “plan to open an outside search to find his replacement,” Bob Nightengale of USA Today writes. Nightengale names longtime manager Dusty Baker as someone with interest in the job, but it’s unclear whether the team will…...2020

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  • • Beanballs, Betts and 10 burning questions about spring training
    Quiet offseason, eh?  Between the ongoing Sign-gate saga in Houston and jersey-swapping of several future Hall of Famers –- and one Hall of Fame manager, Joe Maddon -– this winter set the stage for an unpredictable MLB season.   With spring training games opening this weekend, a winter’s worth of anticipation finally gives way to on-field product. Is the five-tool prospect in your team’s farm syst...2020
  • • The Astros’ Apologies Did Little To Repair Their Image
    Shortly after Astros owner Jim Crane, new manager Dusty Baker and players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve addressed the media in a press conference regarding their sign-stealing scandal yesterday, the clubhouse was opened up for the entire roster to offer comments on the ordeal. Their comments created quite the contrast with those still emerging from…...2020
  • • The Astros' apologies did little to repair their image
    Shortly after Astros owner Jim Crane, new manager Dusty Baker and players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve addressed the media in a press conference regarding their sign-stealing scandal on Thursday, the clubhouse was opened up for the entire roster to offer comments on the ordeal. Their comments created quite the contrast with those still emerging from others around the league. George Springer, Josh ...2020
  • • Under fire, Astros players vehemently deny using buzzers in cheating scandal
    Thursday was another tough day for the Houston Astros in an offseason packed with them.  The Astros sent out a few representatives to discuss the sign-stealing scandal that has tarnished their accomplishments from recent years. The news conference wasn’t well-received as multiple players and owner Jim Crane offered perfunctory apologies for the team’s wrongdoing.  What’s more, Crane called on mana...2020
  • • Astros hold press conference on sign-stealing scandal
    In the latest confounding development out of the Astros organization, the club held a curious press conference Thursday regarding the team’s still-boiling sign-stealing scandal. Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle is among the reporters covering the event on his Twitter feed. In a long-awaited moment, star players Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman offered only cursory statements on a matter that has...2020
  • • Dusty Baker reportedly reaches short-term agreement to be Astros manager
    The Houston Astros will reportedly get their top managerial target. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Astros have reached a short-term deal with Dusty Baker to make him the team’s new manager. A press conference is reportedly scheduled for Thursday. Baker was reported to be the Astros’ top choice, but a contract had to be worked out. The short-term deal makes sense, however, suggestin...2020
  • • Astros Expected To Hire Dusty Baker
    The Astros have decided to hire Dusty Baker to become their next manager, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The sides are still negotiating a contract, per the report, though Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle tweets that he has been unable to verify that Baker is indeed the Astros’ choice. If Baker puts…...2020
  • • Brawls and pain: Potential ripple effects of Astros' sign-stealing scandal
    The Astros' sign-stealing scandal has shaken Major League Baseball to its core.  After a lengthy investigation, MLB came down hard on Houston, suspending manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for a season, taking away first- and second-round draft picks over the next two years, and fining the team $5 million. Subsequently, Astros owner Jim Crane fired Hinch and Luhnow. The fallout was...2020
  • • What Dusty Baker’s firing means for the Miami Marlins
    You know what free agents love about certain teams? Consistency, which is something the Washington Nationals lack. When the only consistent thing about the team is where they get eliminated (the NLDS), it makes signing players, like Bryce Harper in 2018, much more difficult. Washington decided not to bring manager Dusty Baker back after their fourth straight exit from the NLDS. While new manager D...2017
  • • Cardinals To Name Mike Maddux Pitching Coach
    The Cardinals are set to hire veteran pitching coach Mike Maddux to replace Derek Lilliquist, who was let go after the season, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (on Twitter). Maddux has spent the past two seasons as Dusty Baker’s pitching coach with the Nationals but was not renewed after his two-year contract with the…...2017

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  • • MLB goes blue for prostate cancer awareness
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker is well-aware of the statistics. He's just grateful he's not one of them. Baker survived prostate cancer more than 15 years ago, after being diagnosed with the malicious disease in December 2001. He knows not everyone is so lucky -- to catch it early, and to beat it -- and he is also well-aware of the formula that can help others survive it, too....2017
  • • Mark Melancon to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2016
  • • Derek Norris to Nationals: Latest Trade Details, Reaction and Analysis
    2016
  • • Nationals Fall Short in Playoffs Again as Clock Ticks on Window, Bryce Harper
    2016
  • • Dodgers vs. Nationals: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 MLB Playoffs
    2016
  • • MLB Playoffs 2016: Live Stream Schedule and Championship Bracket Predictions
    2016
  • • NLDS 2016: Keys for Dodgers, Nationals to Win Game 5
    2016
  • • NLDS Schedule 2016: TV Coverage, Early Odds and Series Predictions
    2016
  • • NLDS Schedule 2016: Dates, TV Schedule for Dodgers vs. Nationals Series
    2016
  • • Is Max Scherzer Ready to Become MLB's Next Elite Postseason Ace?
    2016

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  • • Dusty Baker wants MLB to prevent 'premeditated retaliation' against Astros
    Dusty Baker is in the somewhat awkward situation of managing the team that everyone hates right now while simultaneously having nothing to do with the reason they’re hated. Baker is trying to manage the Houston Astros to success amid the backdrop of their prior cheating and the open anger at the organization as a result. That means Baker has seen his players on the end of a lot of criticism, and s...2020
  • • Former MLB star sued for posting ‘revenge porn’ on Facebook
    Washington Nationals assistant coach Jacque Jones has been suspended by the team after a lawsuit revealed that Jones allegedly shared initimate photos of a former girlfriend.The relationship, which ended in August, alleges that Jones distributed nude photos of the plaintiff – referenced as Jane Doe in the filing. This type of conduct is commonly referred to as revenge porn.According to the Washing...2017
  • • Raburn on DL, leaving Nats short in outfield
    Manager Dusty Baker seemed confident the Nationals would regain the outfield help they need when Ryan Raburn returned from the bereavement list after his grandfather's passing. Raburn arrived Wednesday after a four-day hiatus, but he was placed on the 10-day DL with a left trapezius strain....2017
  • • Red Sox, Nats honored to play at Naval Academy
    Dusty Baker made sure to take his family to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., last summer, the same place he used to make trips to with his father and favorite uncle, Floyd, in the late 1950s and early '60s....2017
  • • Red Sox, Nats honored by Naval Academy tilt
    Dusty Baker made sure to take his family to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., last summer, the same place he used to make trips to with his father and favorite uncle, Floyd, in the late 1950s and early '60s....2017
  • • Dusty the manager meets Dusty the turtle
    Dusty Baker loves turtles. He has turtle artwork in his office and stone turtles at the front door of his house. Turtle mosaics are at the bottom of his pool -- a big green turtle representing him, a mermaid for his wife, a green one for his daughter and a brown loggerhead for his son....2017
  • • Dusty Baker reunites lost boy with family at Nationals event
    Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker played the role of Good Samaritan over the weekend by helping reunite a lost nine-year-old boy with his family at the team’s annual WinterFest event. The story goes that Baker learned that Max Antonacci got separated from his parents at the event. Baker, who was participating in a coaches panel at the time, summoned the youngster on stage. Greatest moment ...2016
  • • Weaknesses Hard to Find for Dodgers' Emerging Superstar Corey Seager
    2016
  • • Cubs Justify the Hype with Easy NL Central Clinch, Now Comes the Hard Part
    2016
  • • Dusty excused from game due to death in family
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker will not manage Washington's game on Wednesday due to a death in his family, the team announced....2016

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  • • Astros Expected To Hire Dusty Baker
    2020
  • • Baker won't return as Nationals manager
    Dusty Baker will not return as manager of the Nationals for the 2018 season, the club announced Friday....2017
  • • Houston Astros are finalizing a deal with Dusty Baker for managerial role
    Baker will take over for A.J. Hinch, who was fired earlier this month...2020
  • • Cardinals To Name Mike Maddux Pitching Coach
    2017
  • • Astros manager Dusty Baker hopes MLB stops 'premeditated retaliation' from Houston's opponents
    The Astros are not a well-liked team right now, and MLB seems headed for more ugliness...2020
  • • Young Nats back Roark's start to beat Braves
    After the Nationals dropped the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker decided to give many of his regular position players a day off in order to recharge. So Baker turned to a lineup filled with his team's young talent, which provided a spark in the Nationals' 5-2 victory on Thursday night against the Braves at Nationals Park....2017
  • • Folty exits early, Albies homers in loss
    After the Nationals dropped the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker decided to give many of his regular position players a day off in order to recharge. So Baker turned to a lineup filled with his team's young talent, which provided a spark in the Nationals' 5-2 victory on Thursday night against the Braves at Nationals Park....2017
  • • Fowler triples as Wacha, Cards top Nats
    The Nationals still have not decided on an Opening Day closer, but they have been giving Koda Glover serious consideration. They wanted to be sure he faced strong competition in the spring, so manager Dusty Baker ran the right-hander out in the top of sixth inning Friday afternoon against the Cardinals. But St. Louis hit Glover hard, and aided by a few defensive mishaps, defeated the Nationals' sp...2017
  • • Dusty Baker Will Not Return As Nationals’ Manager In 2018
    The Nationals announced on Friday that Dusty Baker will not return as the team’s manager for the 2018 season. Baker’s contract only ran through the 2017 season, but the two sides had reportedly been discussing the possibility of a reunion prior to today’s announcement. The Nats offered the following statement in their release: “The Lerner…...2017
  • • Mets Interested In Dusty Baker
    The Mets are suddenly in need of a new manager after first-timer Carlos Beltran stepped down this week. Now in their second offseason search for a skipper, the Mets are considering veteran Dusty Baker for the role, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. The interest in Baker represents a change in direction for…...2020

Dusty Baker videos

  • Astros have to move forward from sign-stealing scandal – Dusty Baker | MLB on ESPNAstros have to move forward from sign-stealing scandal – Dusty Baker | MLB on ESPN
  • 30 Clubs in 30 Days: Dusty Baker entering first season with Astros | MLB Tonight30 Clubs in 30 Days: Dusty Baker entering first season with Astros | MLB Tonight
  • MLBN Presents: Dusty Baker Makes History with DodgersMLBN Presents: Dusty Baker Makes History with Dodgers
  • CHC@WSH: Baker ejected for arguing foul tip callCHC@WSH: Baker ejected for arguing foul tip call
  • 2002 WS Gm5: Snow swoops in to save Bakers son2002 WS Gm5: Snow swoops in to save Bakers son
  • Baker dives for spectacular grab in leftBaker dives for spectacular grab in left
  • MIL@WSH: Baker catches Brewers batting out of orderMIL@WSH: Baker catches Brewers batting out of order
  • Dusty Baker - MLB Player and ManagerDusty Baker - MLB Player and Manager
  • NLCS Gm2: Baker blasts a grand slamNLCS Gm2: Baker blasts a grand slam
  • Dusty Baker: Who is this winery-owning, veteran MLB manager?Dusty Baker: Who is this winery-owning, veteran MLB manager?

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  • • Yordan Alvarez Still Not Ready To Return
    2020
  • • Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez still not ready to return
    2020
  • • Beanballs, Betts and 10 burning questions about spring training
    2020
  • • Checking in on last year's AL Division Champions
    Most (or all) of last year’s division winners figure to enter the upcoming season as the favorites to repeat, but some degree of turnover is inevitable. Last season, for instance, three of the game’s six divisions crowned new champions. You never know which winner(s) from a year ago will off, but you can make educated guesses based on the offseasons clubs have had. With spring training right aroun...2020
  • • Astros bench coach Joe Espada to remain in role on Dusty Baker’s staff
    The Astros have a new manager in Dusty Baker, whom they hired Wednesday, but they’ll have the same bench coach in 2020. Joe Espada will stay on in that role as part of Baker’s staff, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com tweets. Expectations are that Baker will add one coach from outside the organization, though, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. At this late stage of the offseason, it would’ve been difficu...2020
  • • Dusty Baker reportedly reaches short-term agreement to be Astros manager
    2020
  • • Dusty Baker reportedly reaches agreement to become Astros' new manager
    There were conflicting reports earlier in the week on the status of Dusty Baker as the Houston Astros new manager. That can now be thrown out the window. Houston has reportedly officially tabbed Baker to be their new manager on a short-term deal. This likely seems to suggest that the 70-year-old Baker signed on for just one season. Getting an experienced manager to lead the ship in 2020 makes perf...2020
  • • MLB world reacts to Astros hiring Dusty Baker
    The Houston Astros have reportedly found the replacement for recently fired manager A.J. Hinch. Going outside of the organization after that entire cheating scandal, Houston has brought on veteran manager Dusty Baker to hold down the fort. A manager in the majors for 22 years, Baker has won an awe-inspiring 1,863 games throughout his career. He’s also earned a trip to the playoffs nine times in st...2020
  • • Dusty Baker to be named manager of Astros
    The Houston Astros will have more than a few distractions to deal with as they head into spring training and the 2020 season, and they are reportedly hiring an experienced manager to help navigate them through it. Dusty Baker is expected to be named the next manager of the Astros, a person familiar with the hiring told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The deal had not been finalized as of Tuesday morn...2020
  • • Dusty Baker expected to be named manager of Astros
    The Houston Astros will have more than a few distractions to deal with as they head into spring training and the 2020 season, and they are reportedly hiring an experienced manager to help navigate them through it. Dusty Baker is expected to be named the next manager of the Astros, a person familiar with the hiring told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The deal had not been finalized as of Tuesday morn...2020

Dusty Baker rumors, scandals

  • • Bryant: AJ Hinch, Dusty Baker now on different sides of the same coin
    2020
  • • Dusty Baker wants MLB to prevent 'premeditated retaliation' against Astros
    2020
  • • The Astros’ Apologies Did Little To Repair Their Image
    2020
  • • The Astros' apologies did little to repair their image
    2020
  • • Under fire, Astros players vehemently deny using buzzers in cheating scandal
    2020
  • • Astros hold press conference on sign-stealing scandal
    2020
  • • Checking in on last year's AL Division Champions
    2020
  • • Astros name James Click general manager
    2020
  • • Astros Name James Click General Manager
    2020
  • • Dusty Baker says Astros will be his last hurrah
    New Astros manager Dusty Baker says there will be no scandal on his watch. "This has been an embarrassment for a lot of people."...2020

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