CINCINNATI — Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs.

CINCINNATI — Reds manager Dusty Baker had a mini-stroke in addition to his irregular heartbeat last week and will need another week of rest before he's able to rejoin the team for the final regular season series and the playoffs.

The 63-year-old manager disclosed his condition to his players on Tuesday before the start of a series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Bench coach Chris Speier will manage the three-game series against the Brewers and a three-game series in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Baker could return for the final three games in St. Louis starting Monday, followed by the playoffs.

The Reds clinched their second NL Central title in the last three years while Baker was still in a Chicago hospital on Saturday night.

Baker's had an irregular heartbeat for some time. He felt sick while the team was in Chicago for a series last Wednesday and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Baker revealed that when he was being released from the hospital on Friday, he suffered a mini-stroke.