Reds Offer Extension To Dusty Baker

The Reds have made Dusty Baker an offer to continue managing past this season, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Baker, currently in the third and final year of a contract worth about $10.5MM, says he just got the extension offer from Cincinnati a few days ago and is "still evaluating it."

When Baker reportedly asked the Reds about a contract extension near the start of the season, they had evidently not yet made a decision about his future. However, with the team outperforming expectations this year (68-51, in first place by 2.5 games), Baker has silenced many of his doubters.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports recently suggested that, given all the clubs who will be searching for a new manager this winter, Baker would have his share of suitors if he decided to leave Cincinnati.

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