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Dusty Baker to manage Nationals

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The Washington Nationals have a new skipper...and it's not Bud Black.

Instead the Nationals have named Dusty Baker to replace Matt Williams.

According to published reports, a verbal agreement between Black and the Nationals was agreed upon last week, but the two sides never came close in reaching a financial agreement. With a disagreement between the two sides, the job was offered and accepted by Baker.

Baker brings decades of Major League experience, both as a player and a manager.

Baker is a three time winner of the National League Manager of the Year and helped lead three different teams to the postseason.

Baker's last managed in 2013 with the Cincinnati Reds.

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