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Report: Astros to interview Baker on Monday

Field Level Media
19 Jan 2020, 05:05 GMT+10

The Houston Astros plan to interview veteran manager Dusty Baker on Monday, MLB.com reported on Saturday.

Baker, 70, last managed the Washington Nationals in 2017.

The Astros are looking for a manager after firing A.J. Hinch earlier this week in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal.

Houston has reportedly interviewed former big league managers John Gibbons and Buck Showalter and Chicago Cubs third-base coach Will Venable for the post.

Baker compiled a 1,863-1,636-1 record in 22 seasons. He guided the San Francisco Giants to the National League pennant in 2002 before they lost to the Anaheim Angels in the World Series.

Baker has produced 10 90-win campaigns during his tenures with the Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Nationals.

The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets are also looking for managers due to the scandal. Boston parted ways with Alex Cora and New York did the same with Carlos Beltran.

--Field Level Media

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