Dusty Baker out as Reds manager

Dusty Baker out as Reds manager
October 4, 2013, 8:30 am
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CSN Staff

Just three days after the Reds were eliminated by the Pirates in the National League wild-card game, Dusty Baker is out in Cincinnati.

The Reds will officially announce the move on Friday afternoon as first reported by the Associated Press, but it's not clear whether Baker resigned or the team fired him.

Baker led Cincinnati into the playoffs three of the last four seasons, but his team was ousted in the divisional round all three times. He finished with a 509-463 record in six years with the Reds.

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The 64-year-old Baker has managed in MLB for 20 years, winning five divisional titles and was named NL Manager of the Year twice with the Giants and once with the Cubs.

In 2002, Baker's Giants were one victory away from winning the World Series.

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Baker managed the Cubs in the infamous 2003 NLCS where the team was five outs away from their first NL Pennant in 58 years.

Baker had one year remaining on a two-year contract he signed last October.