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  • • Astros' Dusty Baker becomes 12th manager in MLB history with 2,000 career wins
    Baker is the first Black manager to win 2,000 games...2022
  • Dusty Baker becomes 12th manager to win 2,000 games
    • Dusty Baker becomes 12th manager to win 2,000 games
    2022
  • Astros' Baker makes history with 2,000th win
    • Astros' Baker makes history with 2,000th win
    Dusty Baker became the 12th manager in major league history -- and the first Black manager -- to win 2,000 games, hitting the milestone with the Astros' 4-0 win Tuesday night against the Mariners....2022
  • • Dusty Baker reaches 2,000 wins: Astros manager becomes 12th in MLB history to hit milestone
    Baker is the first Black manager to win 2,000 games...2022
  • 'The Sporting News 7' podcast: Ja Morant drops 47 in Game 2 win, Celtics bounce back vs. Bucks, Dusty Baker gets win 2,000
    • 'The Sporting News 7' podcast: Ja Morant drops 47 in Game 2 win, Celtics bounce back vs. Bucks, Dusty Baker gets win 2,000
    Ja Morant joins the greats as Grizzlies win Game 2, Boston bounces back against the Bucks and Dusty Baker makes baseball history....2022
  • Astros’ Dusty Baker becomes 12th manager to reach 2,000 wins
    • Astros’ Dusty Baker becomes 12th manager to reach 2,000 wins
    Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game Tuesday night, becoming the 12th skipper in major league history to reach the milestone....2022
  • • Astros Moving Cristian Javier Into Rotation
    The Astros are moving right-hander Cristian Javier from the bullpen back into what will now be a six-man rotation, manager Dusty Baker told reporters yesterday (link via Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). Houston is facing a daunting stretch of 33 games in the next 34 days, and Baker revealed that the team has been…...2022
  • • Astros Place Yordan Alvarez On Injured List
    6:20pm: Álvarez has not tested positive, manager Dusty Baker told reporters (including Brian McTaggart of MLB.com). He has traveled with the team to Seattle and could soon be activated, although Baker added he’d give Álvarez a couple days to get back into game shape before penciling him into the lineup. 5:45pm: The Astros have placed…...2022
  • Astros will lean on Baker's 'insight' post-lockout
    • Astros will lean on Baker's 'insight' post-lockout
    As a season filled with questions following a lockout approaches, Justin Verlander and the Astros know they can rely on manager Dusty Baker, who has been in baseball for all of the game's work stoppages and knows that "this is a very volatile situation."...2022
  • Astros manager Dusty Baker: Justin Verlander 'probably not' Opening Day starter
    • Astros manager Dusty Baker: Justin Verlander 'probably not' Opening Day starter
    An eight-time All-Star, Verlander ranks first among active pitchers in wins (226) and second in innings pitched (2,988.0), strikeouts (3,013), games started (454) and complete games (26)....2022

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Dusty Baker injury and suspension

  • • Astros’ Jake Meyers Has Injury Setback
    Though Jake Meyers was included on the Astros’ ALCS roster, he has yet to return to action since suffering a shoulder injury in Game 4 of the ALDS.  Fresh doubt has now been cast on Meyers’ status for the rest of the series and perhaps the rest of the postseason, as Houston manager Dusty Baker…...2021
  • • Astros Aledmys Diaz Out Six To Eight Weeks With Fractured Hand
    Astros utilityman Aledmys Díaz will miss six to eight weeks after X-rays revealed he fractured his left hand in last night’s loss to the Blue Jays, manager Dusty Baker told reporters (including Brian McTaggart of MLB.com). Díaz was injured when he was hit by a Ross Stripling pitch. Losing Díaz for the foreseeable future is a difficult…...2021
  • • Astros' Dusty Baker provides timetable for Framber Valdéz's return from finger injury
    Valdéz had a breakout 2020 season, even receiving down ballot Cy Young Award consideration...2021
  • • Astros Framber Valdez Could Return In June
    Astros starter Framber Valdez could return to the team at some point in June, manager Dusty Baker told reporters (including Brian McTaggart of MLB.com) this afternoon. That’s the first timeline the organization has defined since the left-hander fractured his left ring finger on a comebacker during Spring Training. In the initial aftermath of the injury, it…...2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1679: How to Keep Players Healthy in 2021
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the seemingly building backlash to the extra-innings automatic-runner rule and Dusty Baker’s comments about anti-Astros heckling, then (19:51) bring on high performance coach Gary McCoy to discuss his epiphany about preventing player injuries, the importance of deceleration, how he helped a team in Taiwan have an injury-free season, […]...2021
  • • AL West Notes: Astros, Castro, A’s, Fiers, Rangers
    Jason Castro has a strained oblique, Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters (including Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). The injury has kept the veteran backstop out of Grapefruit League action since last Tuesday, but Castro did return to practice today, per the Houston skipper. There’s no indication at this point that the issue threatens his…...2021
  • Top Astros prospect Whitley to have TJ surgery
    • Top Astros prospect Whitley to have TJ surgery
    Pitcher Forrest Whitley, the Houston Astros' top prospect, will have Tommy John surgery, manager Dusty Baker announced Wednesday....2021
  • • Injury Notes: Osuna, Meadows, Brewers
    It’s been nearly two months since Tommy John surgery was initially recommended for Astros closer Roberto Osuna. A couple weeks later, however, Houston skipper Dusty Baker revealed that Osuna was opting for a rest-and-rehab route. Osuna elaborated on the decision to FOX 26’s Mark Berman, revealing that a second opinion offered him a different conclusion:…...2020
  • • Astros ace Justin Verlander could return in time for MLB postseason, Dusty Baker says
    Because of injury, Verlander has made only one start in 2020...2020
  • • Jose Altuve To Undergo MRI On Right Knee
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will undergo an MRI on his right knee, manager Dusty Baker announced Thursday (via Brian McTaggart of MLB.com). Altuve exited the Astros’ game against the Rangers on Thursday because of discomfort in the area. Right knee problems aren’t anything new for Altuve, who underwent surgery on the joint after the…...2020

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  • • Sammy Sosa in Exile: There's Silence Rather Than Apology from Former Cubs Star
    2015

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Dusty Baker trade, contract, salary rumors

  • Dusty Baker returns as Astros manager in 2022
    • Dusty Baker returns as Astros manager in 2022
    After leading the team to a World Series appearance last season, Dusty Baker will return as Astros manager on a one-year contract in 2022....2021
  • • Dusty Baker contract: Astros reach new one-year deal with manager as Houston begins busy offseason
    Baker will be back for a third season with the Astros...2021
  • Correa, Baker uncertain on futures with Astros
    • Correa, Baker uncertain on futures with Astros
    Shortstop Carlos Correa is a free agent, and manager Dusty Baker doesn't have a contract for next season, making Tuesday night's season-ending loss in the World Series possibly their last game with the team....2021
  • • Astros Expected To Re-Sign Dusty Baker
    The Astros are expected to bring back manager Dusty Baker, with Bob Nightengale of USA Today reporting (on Twitter) that Baker will sign a new contract for 2022 within the next few days. The team has yet to make a formal announcement on Baker’s status. Assuming a deal is ultimately reached, Baker will return for…...2021
  • The Best Decisions Happen When the Manager Should be Sleeping
    • The Best Decisions Happen When the Manager Should be Sleeping
    A World Series manager’s life is full of distractions. For Dusty Baker, Brian Snitker and their predecessors, the middle of the night offers time to think about the game....2021
  • Bob Watson tribute shows why Dusty Baker can make Astros worth rooting for
    • Bob Watson tribute shows why Dusty Baker can make Astros worth rooting for
    Surprised, yet not surprised, because that’s Dusty Baker, the 72-year-old baseball Yoda, who can take a setting as pedestrian as a sparsely attended news conference and make it sublime....2021
  • • Health Notes: Bregman, Belt, Seager, Knebel, d’Arnaud
    The Astros placed star third baseman Alex Bregman on the injured list due to a left quad strain last week, although the timeline for his potential return was undefined. Manager Dusty Baker offered a little more clarity today, telling reporters (including Mark Berman of FOX 26) Bregman would be out for “two to three weeks or more.”…...2021
  • • SAGNOF: After the Last Straw
    We can all agree that Myles Straw is everyone’s deep stolen base sleeper for this year. Is someone still considered a sleeper if everyone labels him as such? Either way, he could be hitting atop the new-look Astros lineup running for his life even with old-school Dusty Baker as their manager. But here’s the Hotels.com Captain Obvious™ statement of the day: there’s only 1 Myles Straw in every leagu...2021
  • • 15 Team, NFBC Draft Champions Recap: It’s War With The War Room
    This was the hardest draft of my life. I kid sometimes you can draft something like four of five guys in my top 20 overall, unless you're in a league with 11 other Greys. Well, this league felt like I was in a league with 14 other Greys. This draft was like everyone was sitting in my head and moving my arms and I was Howdy Doody and my team turned to doodie and GET OUT OF MY HEAD, I scream as I ta...2021
  • • Injury Notes: Osuna, Meadows, Brewers
    It’s been nearly two months since Tommy John surgery was initially recommended for Astros closer Roberto Osuna. A couple weeks later, however, Houston skipper Dusty Baker revealed that Osuna was opting for a rest-and-rehab route. Osuna elaborated on the decision to FOX 26’s Mark Berman, revealing that a second opinion offered him a different conclusion:…...2020

Dusty Baker stats and results

  • • 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
  • • Mets' quality-control coach Luis Rojas favorite for their managerial job?
    Longtime major-league managers Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker and John Gibbons have been mentioned as speculative fits for the Mets since Carlos Beltran stepped down last week. However, as of now, none of them is a candidate to take over in New York, Jon Heyman of MLB Network suggests. Something would have to “drastically” change for any of the three to emerge as a possibility for the Mets’ job, acco...2020
  • • East Notes: Girardi, Travis, Braves
    Earlier this week, the Yankees announced that Joe Girardi will not return to manage the Bombers next season. But as Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated points out, 53-year-old Girardi might not have lost the job due to the team’s performance or his body of work. The three oldest managers in baseball (Terry Collins, Dusty Baker and…...2017
  • • 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
  • • MLB Manager of the Year 2016: AL and NL Winners, Voting Results and Reaction
    2016
  • • Dave Roberts Wins 2016 NL Manager of the Year Award: Voting Results and Comments
    2016
  • • BBWAA Awards 2016: Full List of Finalists Announced and Reaction
    2016
  • • Nationals Fall Short in Playoffs Again as Clock Ticks on Window, Bryce Harper
    2016

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  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • Dusty Baker wants MLB to prevent 'premeditated retaliation' against Astros
    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
  • • 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
  • • Nationals select Dusty Baker's son in 27th round of MLB Draft
    In 2002, Darren Baker was three years old and involved in one of the most bizarre moments in World. On Thursday, the Washington Nationals took Baker — the son of manager Dusty Baker — in the MLB Draft. Baker gained notoriety during Game 5 of the 2002 World Series. Serving as a bat boy for the San Francisco Giants, Baker went to retrieve a bat at the plate too early while the action was still live....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

Top Dusty Baker news

  • • Where Are All the Black NBA Coaches? Examining a Sudden, Silent Disappearance
    2015
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • 2015 NLDS Game 3 Preview: Can Cardinals Handle Cubs Phenom Jake Arrieta?
    2015
  • • Nationals hiring Dusty Baker for manager post
    Nationals hiring Dusty Baker for manager post...2015
  • • 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
  • Dusty Baker makes these Astros about so much more than a scandal
    • Dusty Baker makes these Astros about so much more than a scandal
    Hate Houston if you want. But as one of Dusty Baker's former players, I know there's so much to love about its manager....2021
  • • 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
  • • Dusty Baker to Nationals: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction
    2015
  • • Bryan Price Ejected Before Start of Reds vs. Indians Game
    2015
  • • 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 fantasy rankings and news

  • • Cincinnati Reds: Mat Latos' Comments Call Bryan Price's Leadership into Question
    2015

Dusty Baker schedule, game

  • • Astros Place Yordan Alvarez On Injured List
    2022
  • Astros' Baker wants to avoid hitting Altuve leadoff
    • Astros' Baker wants to avoid hitting Altuve leadoff
    Astros manager Dusty Baker is tinkering with his lineup and said he wants to avoid hitting José Altuve leadoff....2022
  • • WATCH: Dusty Baker and son Darren exchange lineup cards before Astros-Nationals spring training game
    The younger Baker is in the Nationals' minor-league system...2022
  • Dusty Baker: Astros front office leaves lineup up to me
    • Dusty Baker: Astros front office leaves lineup up to me
    Asked how much of a role Houston general manager James Click and the Astros’ analytic department have in the Astros’ lineup, manager Dusty Baker said Monday, “not too much.”...2021
  • • Zack Greinke, Dylan Lee To Start Game 4 Of The World Series
    Both starting pitchers have now been announced for tonight’s Game 4 of the World Series, as the Braves have revealed that rookie left-hander Dylan Lee will get the ball to begin what is expected to be a bullpen game against the Astros.  For Houston, manager Dusty Baker confirmed last night that Zack Greinke will start,…...2021
  • Astros adjusting lineup with no DH will call for outfield shuffle
    • Astros adjusting lineup with no DH will call for outfield shuffle
    Among the decisions manager Dusty Baker faces for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday is how to construct a lineup in the NL ballpark minus the designated hitter....2021
  • Hernández's impressive playoff performance drew praise from Astros' manager
    • Hernández's impressive playoff performance drew praise from Astros' manager
    Dusty Baker had nothing but praise for the Red Sox center fielder....2021
  • • Astros To Activate Alex Bregman From Injured List
    The Astros will reinstate star third baseman Alex Bregman from the injured list before tomorrow afternoon’s game against the Royals, manager Dusty Baker told reporters (including Mark Berman of Fox 26). It’ll be Bregman’s first game action in over two months, as the 27-year-old hasn’t played since straining his left quad on June 16. Through 262…...2021
  • • SAGNOF: After the Last Straw
    2021
  • Astros lose eight pitchers to COVID-19 protocols
    • Astros lose eight pitchers to COVID-19 protocols
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Houston Astros are minus eight pitchers because of COVID-19 protocols, but general manager James Click said there were no plans to pause activity at the team’s spring training camp. Manager Dusty Baker said Friday that pitchers Cristian Javier, Pedro Báez, Francis Martes, Enoli Paredes and Hector Velazquez were out.......2021

Dusty Baker rumors, scandals

  • • Dusty Baker makes these Astros about so much more than a scandal
    2021
  • Baker: Astros' return to Bronx 'going to be wild'
    • Baker: Astros' return to Bronx 'going to be wild'
    Dusty Baker says "it is going to be wild" Tuesday when the Astros return to Yankee Stadium for their first game since MLB's investigation of Houston's sign-stealing scandal in 2017....2021
  • Astros manager Dusty Baker losing patience after fans’ trash-can stunt
    • Astros manager Dusty Baker losing patience after fans’ trash-can stunt
    The Astros are playing in front of fans this season for the first time since their sign-stealing scandal came to light, and as everyone expected, they’ve been showered with boos by rival fans at every turn. On Monday night, Angels fans took the showering to a new level. At the end of the sixth inning,......2021
  • • Dusty Baker: The Beloved Manager Leading a Hated Team
    Even those who despise the Houston Astros for their cheating scandal have trouble disparaging Baker, who has earned unrivaled good will over five decades in the majors....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
  • • Dusty Baker wants MLB to prevent 'premeditated retaliation' against Astros
    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
    2020

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