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Astros hire Dusty Baker as new manager, per multiple reports

Posted: 4:38 PM, Jan 29, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-29 17:38:07-05
Dusty Baker

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros have hired Dusty Baker as the new manager, according to multiple reports.

USA Today Sports was the first to report the news. ESPN reports that Baker has agreed to a one-year deal.

The 70-year-old is now the oldest manager in the major leagues. He last managed the Washington Nationals in 2017.

According to ESPN, he ranks 15th in all-time wins with a 1,863 - 1,636 record over 22 seasons and includes a National League pennant.

Former manager AJ Hinch, along with general manager Jeff Luhnow, was fired after Major League Baseball suspended the pair for the 2020 season for their role in a sign-stealing scandal that has tainted the team's 2017 world championship season.