M’s skipper Eric Wedge suffers stroke

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M’s skipper Eric Wedge suffers stroke

Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge has been released from the hospital today after suffering a mild stroke Monday. The club announced the news Wednesday following a loss to the Indians, in the following press release:

We are happy to announce that Eric Wedge has been released from the hospital today.

He 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.

Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik says bench coach Robby Thompson will continue to fill in as manager for the foreseeable future.

Wedge was helped off the field and into the Seattle clubhouse about halfway through the Mariners’ hitting session on Monday. Wedge was examined by team physicians at the stadium before being taken to the hospital. He was in the hospital for 3 days, missing all three games against Cleveland at Safeco Field.

(KPUG Newsroom)