Mariners manager Eric Wedge misses game with dizziness

Jul 21, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge (22) before a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

In a somewhat unusual sequence of events, Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge has been removed from the bench for Seattle’s Monday night game against the Cleveland Indians. Wedge, the 2007 American League Manager of the Year with the Cleveland Indians, suffered a spell of dizziness during batting practice leading up to the series opener, and according to the Associated Press, was taken to the hospital prior to the first pitch. It was termed, in a release, that it was simply a precaution that saw Wedge head to the hospital, but when the manager has to be helped to the dugout by various team personnel, it’s clearly an issue. The 45-year-old Wedge has been replaced by bench coach Robby Thompson for Monday night’s game, but it doesn’t appear, as of now, that the manager will be forced to miss a long period of time. Seattle is coming off of a 6-game winning streak as they host the Indians, but the Mariners are still in a double-digit hole in the AL West standings. Most reports surrounding Eric Wedge have him as an effective manager, but for the moment, the focus has shifted away from the field and on to the hope of positive health reports for the leader of the Mariners’ on-field product.

Topics: Eric Wedge, Seattle Mariners

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