The Houston Astros, a franchise in the crosshairs of Major League Baseball’s cheating scandal, is about to choose former Cubs skipper Dusty Baker to be their next manager, a person familiar with the hiring told USA Today Sports.
Baker, 70, is a three-time National League Manager of the Year who guided four teams to nine postseason berths, seven division titles and an NL pennant.
Baker was the Cubs manager during the infamous Steve Bartman incident in the 2003 NL playoffs against the Florida Marlins. He managed the Cubs for four seasons, and most recently was manager of the Washington Nationals. He twice led the Nats to the postseason.