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Dusty Baker reveals he suffered mini-stroke


Dusty Baker returned to Cincinnati on Sunday after doctors say he suffered a mini-stroke as he was being discharged from a Chicago hospital on Friday. He was immediately treated by the hospital's stroke team, which minimized the effects of the stroke.

Baker was admitted to Northwestern memorial Hospital on Wednesday and diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat. His Cincinnati neurologist, Dr. Joseph Broderick and cardiologists, Dr.Dean Kereiakes and Dr. Daniel Beyerbach, expect Baker to make a full recovery and return to the dugout possibly as soon as the season's final series next week in St. Louis.

"While at Wrigley Field I was blessed to have our trainer, Paul Lessard, have the good sense to call in Cubs team physician Dr. Stephen Adams, who examined me in the clubhouse, immediately determined how serious by condition was and personally rushed me to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Broderick and Dr. Kereiakes are going to make sure I'm ready to handle the duties of managing before I return full time. My family and I are very grateful for the support we've received the past few days from Mr. Castellini and our ownership group, Walt, our friends, the baseball family and especially Reds fans. I'm feeling much better, and it's great being back here in Cincinnati. Chris Speier and my staff are doing a terrific job, and I look forward to getting back to the dugout," said Dusty Baker in a statement.

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