Manager Dusty Baker returning to Astros for 2022

Dusty Baker will return to manage the American League champion Houston Astros next season.The club announced Friday it has agreed with Baker on a one-year contract to cover the 2022 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Astros made their third World Series appearance in five years in 2021 but lost in six games to the Atlanta Braves.Baker, 72, has led Houston since 2020, when he was hired in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that cost former manager A.J. Hinch and others their jobs.