Dusty Baker won’t manage the Cincinnati Reds until the final series in St. Louis, giving him time to recover from an irregular heartbeat that left him hospitalized last week.

Baker met with owner Bob Castellini and his team on Tuesday before a game against the Brewers.

Bench coach Chris Speier said he’ll manage the final three home games against Milwaukee and three in Pittsburgh over the weekend, with Baker taking over for the last three games next week.

The 63-year-old manager was hospitalized in Chicago last Wednesday for an irregular heartbeat, a problem he’s had for a while. He was in the hospital for four days, missing the Reds’ 6-0 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night that clinched the NL Central title.

Yanks activate Aardsma, Gardner

The New York Yankees activated right-hander David Aardsma and outfielder Brett Gardner from the disabled list.

Aardsma has not pitched since 2010 with Seattle. He had Tommy John elbow surgery last year. Gardner has been on the 60-day DL since April 17 after having surgery on his right elbow.

Peavy gets start pushed back

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy’s start was pushed back a day, and he will start Thursday’s series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. Chicago manager Robin Ventura will start left-hander Hector Santiago in today’s series finale against the Indians. Santiago is 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA in two starts and 38 relief appearances.

Ventura will give lefty Chris Sale an extra day of rest, slotting him for Sunday’s series finale against the Rays. Sale has thrown 188? innings in his first year as a starter, and Ventura noted Sales has “been a little stronger” on an extra day.

Tokyo Dome to host WBC Classic

Japan’s Tokyo Dome will host games in the first two rounds of next year’s World Baseball Classic, and Taichung, Taiwan, will stage the event for the first time. The WBC announced Tuesday its venues and groups outside the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park, which will host the semifinals and championship game.

San Juan, Puerto Rico, will host games for the third time at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field and the club’s shared Scottsdale spring training facility hosts Group D games involving the U.S.