Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:50:27 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he wants to establish set roles among his relievers and end the bullpen by committee, but he declined to name his closer.
Fantasy Tip: Shawn Kelley is the current frontrunner and needs to be owned in all formats.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:34:56 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) was lifted from his team's game as a precaution Wednesday, April 20, after his left hamstring tightened. Manager Dusty Baker plans to rest Werth on Thursday, April 21.
Fantasy Tip: Werth says he is all right, but hamstrings can be funny. Keep an eye on his situation moving forward. It doesn't look too serious, but daily owners can adjust their teams on the fly. Owners in regular leagues shouldn't have to worry too much either.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:51:09 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Danny Espinosa is 0-for-17 with eight strikeouts this spring, and manager Dusty Baker told media the team is trying to help him figure it out.
Fantasy Tip: Espinosa is still the go-to guy, but you have to wonder how much more patience the Nationals have before Trea Turner takes the reins in the nation's capital.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:14:46 -0800
The Washington Nationals named Dusty Baker their new manager Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:30:04 -0800
Former Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said he'd like to return to managing in the major leagues again. Baker was fired by the Reds last October. He contacted several teams this winter with vacant managerial positions, including the Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers, but never heard back.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:12:17 -0700
Former Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has expressed interest in taking the vacant managerial position for the Washington Nationals. No interview is scheduled, though, and it's unclear if the Nationals are interested. "It's a good team. It's a very good team," Baker said. "I'm about winning. My son told me – he was crying the other day – he wanted to play for the Reds. Then he told me, 'Dad, if you want to win, you want to go to the Nationals.'"
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:19:19 -0700
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty brought manager Dusty Baker in for a end-of-the-season meeting and wanted to fire hitting coach Brook Jacoby. Baker said: "If you want to fire someone, fire me." Jocketty opted to fire Baker, and a source said the two's relationship had been strained or distant of late. Baker has no plans to retire.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:28:08 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds fired manager Dusty Baker. Baker had one season remaining on his contract.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:04:04 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Xavier Paul (arm) could return to the lineup Wednesday, July 10, according to manager Dusty Baker. "He'll probably be back hopefully on Wednesday," Baker said. "He's able to pinch-hit [Monday]."
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:40:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (shoulder) appears to be OK after returning from the disabled list with a shoulder issue and throwing 88 pitches Sunday, June 16, but the team will likely know more Tuesday, June 18. "We'll see," Reds manager Dusty Baker said on Monday. "He's going to have the normal soreness after he pitches. We'll probably tell more tomorrow than today. Today, how do you judge normal soreness? As long as he doesn't hurt."