The Reds and Dusty Baker have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. They're making the formal announcement Monday afternoon at 3 during a press conference at Great American Ball Park.
"In Dusty's five seasons here he's taken us to the postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in the news release announcing the agreement. "He's the right manager to continue the building process that will take us deeper and deeper into the playoffs in the future."
The Reds released a statement today saying as Manager Dusty Baker was being discharged from a Chicago hospital on Friday he suffered a mini-stroke and immediately was treated by the hospital's stroke team, which minimized the effects of the stroke.