CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Dusty Baker was headed back to Cincinnati on Sunday after spending four days in a Chicago hospital getting treated for an irregular heartbeat.
Baker missed the Reds' 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday that clinched the NL Central title. He was allowed to return home on Sunday, but wasn't expected to attend a night game against the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park.
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Bench coach Chris Speier is hoping that Baker will be allowed to manage on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds have a day off Monday, giving the 63-year-old manager time to rest.
Baker was hospitalized on Wednesday when the Reds were in Chicago playing the Cubs. Baker's had an irregular heartbeat for some time.