Astros pick up 2021 option on manager Baker

The Houston Astros announced Tuesday they have exercised the 2021 option on the contract for manager Dusty Baker.The 71-year-old Baker was hired earlier this year after A.J. Hinch was fired for his role in the club’s sign-stealing scandal. Hinch also was suspended for the season by Major League Baseball.Baker is in his 23rd year as a big league manager and has a record of 1,866-1,637. He has the most wins of any active manager and has recorded 10 seasons of 90 or more wins.”Dusty has been a perfect fit for our ballclub,” Houston general manager James Click said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game and experience have been invaluable to us in his first few months with the club. We’re excited to see him in an Astros uniform again next year.”