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AP: Baker out as Reds manager

AP:  Baker out as Reds manager
Posted October 4th, 2013 @ 7:53am

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) --A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Dusty Baker is out as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

Baker's tenure ends three days after the Reds lost the National League wild-card game to Pittsburgh 6-2.

The Reds will announce Friday that Baker will be replaced, the person told the AP on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. It was not immediately clear whether Baker was fired or chose to step down.

The 64-year-old Baker had one season left on a two-year contract he signed last October.

Baker guided the Reds into the playoffs three of the last four years, but they never advanced.

Baker has managed 20 years in the majors with San Francisco, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati. His teams have won five division titles and he is a three-time NL Manager of the Year.

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