Dusty Baker is well aware of the risk he'll face in managing the Houston Astros during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I know the chance and the risk that I'm taking by going back out there," Baker said during a Tuesday appearance on The Athletic's "Starkville" podcast.

The 70-year-old will be one of MLB's oldest in-uniform personnel this year. He's at a higher risk of contracting the virus due to both his age and previous health issues; Baker is a prostate cancer survivor and has also beaten a stroke and an irregular heartbeat.

But Baker, who's been in baseball since the 1960s, is taking a pragmatic approach.