Last week, while in Chicago to face the Cubs, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with an irregular heartbeat. Today, we learn that while Baker was being discharged on Friday, he suffered a mild stroke.
According to an official statement from the team:
Dusty returned to Cincinnati on Sunday, and his condition has improved dramatically. His Cincinnati neurologist, Dr. Joseph Broderick, and cardiologists, Dr. Dean Kereiakes and Dr. Daniel Beyerbach, expect Dusty to make a full recovery and return to the dugout, possibly as soon as the season’s final series next week in St. Louis.
Returning to work less than two weeks after having a stroke may seem a little bit ambitious, but he was treated quickly while still at the hospital, which according to the statement, minimized the effects of the stroke.