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Wilson out of trouble and back in lineup

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It seems that the minimum stay in Mariners manager Eric Wedge's doghouse is about three games.

That's how long it took second baseman Jack Wilson to get out of trouble with his manager after Wilson took himself out of last Wednesday's game in Texas after making a couple of errors.

Wilson's rationale was that he didn't want to cost staff ace Felix Hernandez the game. Wedge's response was that it was "unspeakable" that a player take himself out of a game in that fashion.

The two men have talked several times about the situation and Wilson, who has been having a hard time making the conversion from shortstop to second base, has both apologized and said that he never meant to put his manager in a tough spot or "disrespect him in any way."

Wedge said on Sunday that "Jack Wilson is our second baseman," but the manager kept Wilson on the bench for the third consecutive game.

On Friday, with Hernandez ironically back on the mound, Wilson was back in the starting lineup. He went 0-for-4 in a game the Mariners won 8-7 after being down 7-0 behind Hernandez.

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