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Mariners manager Eric Wedge taken to hospital after dizzy spell

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Mariners will be without manager Eric Wedge on Monday night.
The Mariners will be without manager Eric Wedge on Monday night. (USATSI)

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Mariners manager Eric Wedge was taken to the hospital as a precaution following a dizzy spell on Monday afternoon. He had to be helped off the field during batting practice and was looked at by the team's training staff and doctors.

"Everything looks good, real good," confirmed GM Jack Zduriencik to the Associated Press. "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. He's talking well. He's fine. Everything seems to be normal ... We'll expect Eric back here tomorrow."

Wedge, 45, was feeling better in the clubhouse, but the team decided to send him to the hospital for further examination anyway.

Bench coach Robby Thompson will serve as the manager for the team's series opener at home against the Indians on Monday night. The Mariners have baseball's longest winning streak at six games.

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