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Mariners Skipper Eric Wedge Will Take A Break After Suffering A Mild Stroke

The Seattle Mariners have been on a pretty good run as of late, winning eight of their last 10, and are scheming for an AL Wild Card spot.

The Seattle Mariners have been on a pretty good run as of late, winning eight of their last 10, and are scheming for an AL Wild Card spot. But the club’s biggest concern right now is its manager. Eric Wedge was hospitalized after experiencing some light-headedness during batting practice on Monday.

Doctors are calling it a mild stroke. Wedge was sent home from the hospital on Monday, but the Mariners don’t want to rush anything.

From the AP:

Wedge, the Mariners manager since 2011, won't be in uniform for the Mariners' upcoming four-game series against Minnesota and he won't go on the next road trip to Boston and Baltimore.


"What he needs to do is stay home for a short period of time. We expect him to be back sooner than later," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He's excited. He sounds normal. I talked to him and it sounds like everything is fine and he is ready to roll.


"We are going to err on the side of caution, and I think the common sense thing is to have Eric rest. It makes sense that he doesn't take this trip to the East Coast."

Zduriencik said Wedge will be evaluated further the next 10 days.

Wedge should return from his break healthy, and when he does, the squad can worry about winning games again.