Wedge out of hospital; Mariners' manager suffered stroke

The Sports Xchange
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Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge suffered a mild stroke earlier this week, the team announced Wednesday, the same day Wedge was released from a hospital.
Wedge left the field before Monday's game due to what was reported as dizziness, and he went to a hospital for observation. He remained hospitalized for two nights.
In a statement Wednesday, the team said, "(Wedge) is home with his family resting and feeling well. After much testing the doctors believe he suffered a very mild stroke. The doctors expect that he will have a full and complete recovery. Eric will not be in uniform for the Minnesota series, and will miss the upcoming road trip to Boston and Baltimore. He is looking forward to being back with the team in the near future and will be available to you for questions at that time."
Wedge, 45, is in his third season as the Mariners' manager. He has a 190-235 record as Seattle's skipper, and a 561-574 overall record including his seven seasons managing the Cleveland Indians.
He had a brief major league playing career in the early 1990s that included parts of three seasons with the Boston Red Sox and one season with the Colorado Rockies. In 39 total games as a designated hitter and catcher, he batted .233 with five homers and 12 RBIs.
With Wedge absent, bench coach Robby Thompson guided the team to wins over the Indians on Monday and Tuesday, then a 10-1 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday. The defeat ended the Mariners' eight-game winning streak.
Thompson will continue to guide the team during the four-game set against the Twins that begins Thursday at Safeco Field, then during the road games against the Red Sox and Orioles, next Tuesday through Aug. 4.

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