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Baker back to work, not back to managing
Reds manager Dusty Baker spent the afternoon in his office at Great American Ball Park. If all goes well, he'll 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 said. "He's going to come for a few hours a day until then."
Baker suffered a mini-stroke Friday as he was being released from a Chicago-area hospital, where he was being treated for an irregular heart beat. He returned to Cincinnati Sunday.
Wednesday was the first day he's worked. He and acting manager Chris Speier worked together on the lineup.
"I wasn't sure what his plans were," Speier said. "So I had the lineup. I brought it in. He kind of tweaked it a little. He's very active, believe me. I respect that. I wasn't about to pit the lineup up without checking with him first."