Found September 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CINCINNATI -- Acting manager Chris Speier needs to wear a stovepipe hat instead of a baseball cap and add a nickname in front of his signature: "Honest Chris Speier." First of all, he honestly wishes he could return to his bench coach position and not be acting manager. He wishes manager Dusty Baker was still leading the team. But that isn't going to happen for at least six more games. It was revealed Tuesday that when Baker was about to be released from a Chicago hospital last Friday after tests for an irregular heart beat he suffered a mini-stroke. So he was detained until Sunday and while he visited the team both Sunday and Tuesday he did not put on his Cincinnati uniform. He returned home before the game began. And the timetable for his return won't be until next Monday when the Reds finish the season with three games in St. Louis, meaning Speier will manage the next five games. He has managed the last six, including Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Milwaukee...

Reds manager Baker suffers stroke

Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs. The 63-year-old manager disclosed his condition to his players on Tuesday before the start of a series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Bench coach Chris Speier...

Reds' Baker will keep banker's hours for now

Manager Dusty Baker was back to work Wednesday, but he did not manage in the Cincinnati Reds' 8-1 loss to the Brewers. Baker spent Wednesday afternoon in his office at Great American Ball Park. He is scheduled to join the team Monday in St. Louis for the final three games of the season and resume managing. "That's the plan," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty...

Dusty Baker suffers stroke, calls in for a week or two

Last week we heard Dusty Baker was transported to a Chicago area hospital after experiencing a couple medical issues. Initially, reports were that the 63 year old manager for the Cincinnati Reds was suffering from pneumonia. That was incorrect. Subsequent reports said he was just having issues with an irregular heartbeat. That was true. What wasn’t [...]

Reds' players want Baker to take it easy after mini-stroke

If the Cincinnati Reds players were disturbed by the news that manager Dusty Baker had suffered a mini-stroke while being discharged on Friday from a Chicago hospital, their concern was relieved after his meeting with them before batting practice on Tuesday. Baker originally was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat before Cincinnati's game last Wednesday at Wrigley Field,...

Dusty Baker Suffered "Mini-Stroke"

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker suffered a “mini-stroke” on Friday as he was being discharged from a Chicago hospital, reports Mark Sheldon of Reds manager Dusty Baker revealed on Tuesday that he suffered a “mini-stroke” on Friday as he was being discharged from a Chicago hospital. Baker was taken to the hospital last Wednesday and was...

Baker: I havent felt this good in a long time

CINCINNATI Dusty Baker was seated behind his clubhouse office desk earlyThursday,dressed in a gray sweater vest and shuffling papers, as I walked in.Cincinnati Reds media relations director Rob Butcher had approached me in the clubhouse and said, Go see Dusty. And so, became the first media outlet to have a chat with the Reds manager since his bout with an irregular...

Reds reunite with Baker, lose to Dodgers

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A day after clinching a title, the Reds got their manager back for a few minutes. Dusty Baker was released from a Chicago hospital on Sunday and made it home before the start of Cincinnati's 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He briefly visited players in the clubhouse after batting practice and went home for some rest. "I thought he looked great,...

Baker due back in St. Louis series after stroke

Last Game After their day off on Monday, the Reds won the series opener with the Brewers, 4-2, last night. It got Johnny Cueto his 19th win of the season (so 20 is still a possibility) and got Aroldis Chapman his 36th save (his first since he’s been back from that arm weakness). Dioner Navarro went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. Next Game The series continues tonight at 7:10 p.m. Bronson...

Brewers' Roenicke happy to hear from his old pal Dusty

The relationship between Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and Cincinnati skipper Dusty Baker goes way back to 1981, when Roenicke was breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I really like him," said Roenicke. "When I first came to the big leagues, he and two other guys really broke me in the right way. The other two were Rick Monday and Terry Forster."...

Reds try to figure 9-game course of action

CINCINNATI -- The first goal is under glass now, the National League Central championship for the Cincinnati Reds. And with nine games left in the season, the questions are, "Where to and what now?" What is there to maintain the interest for two weeks before the playoffs commence? It would be easy for the team to relax, lick its wounds from the long, long season and to...

Cueto continues campaign for 20 wins

Last Game The Reds took last night off, so they should be all rested and ready for action tonight. I’m sure we won’t see any big stars on the bench, right? Next Game The Reds open a three-game series with the Brewers tonight at Great American Ball Park. Johnny Cueto (RHP, 18-9, 2.84 ERA) takes on Mike Fiers (RHP, 9-8, 3.38 ERA). First pitch at 7:10 p.m. Cueto had been having... MLB power rankings

By Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow The Reds were the first team to clinch a division title. They're also first in the Power Rankings this week. 1 Reds 92-61 2 Dusty Baker became the third manager to lead the Reds to postseason play more than once. He didnt even get to enjoy it, spending four days in the hospital because of an irregular heartbeat. 2 Rangers...
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