Former Shocker Eric Wedge has “very mild stroke”

In this June 12, 2013 file photo, Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Seattle. Wedge suffered a dizzy spell during batting practice Monday, July 22, 2013, in Seattle, and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, and the Mariners announced that bench coach Robby Thompson would manage the team for Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say manager Eric Wedge suffered a “very mild stroke,” that forced him to miss a three-game series against Cleveland, but is well enough to be released from the hospital.

The 45-year-old Wedge was hospitalized Monday when he complained about light-headedness during batting practice. He underwent a battery of tests and was sent home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

“After much testing the doctors believe he suffered a very mild stroke,” the team said in a statement. “The doctors expect that he will have a full and complete recovery.”

Wedge 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.

Bench coach Robby Thompson has been serving as acting manager.


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