Mariners’ Wedge has dizzy spells, taken to hospital

SEATTLE — Mariners manager Eric Wedge suffered a dizzy spell during batting practice, had to be helped into the dugout by team personnel and was taken to a hospital as a precaution before Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians.

Wedge was helped off the field about halfway through the Mariners hitting session and into the Seattle clubhouse, general manager Jack Zduriencik said. Wedge was examined by team physicians Dr. Mitch Storey and Dr. Edward Khalfayan, and the team training staff. Wedge was feeling better after being checked out in the clubhouse, but the team still decided to have him examined at a hospital.

Zduriencik said Wedge had not expressed feeling ill earlier in the day. Bench coach Robby Thompson will handle the managerial duties for the series opener against the Indians. Seattle currently has the longest winning streak in baseball having won six straight games.

“Everything looks good, real good. What we’re doing is going to be very cautious about this and he’s going to get checked tonight. We’re going to run him up to a hospital just to make sure we cover all of our bases,” Zduriencik said. “He’s talking well. He’s fine. Everything seems to be normal. Robby will take over tonight. We’ll expect Eric back here tomorrow.”

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