Mariners interim manager Robby Thompson says Eric Wedge is progressing really well in his recovery from a mild stroke and could join the team when it comes off this road trip a week from now.
“He’s doing really good,” he said. “He’s doing outstanding. I talked to him yesterday and he’s passing everything with flying colors. He’s feeling much better and there’s a real good chance that he will join us when we get back. That’s kind of where it stands right now. I’m not 100 percent sure on that but that’s kind of what we’re hoping. He sounds great. Each and every day, he’s feeling better. He’s following all the rules and guidelines of what he should be doing. He’s determined to get through this thing and get back in it and ocntinue where he left off.”
I asked Thompson whether Wedge would definitely be resuming full managerial duties, or get eased back into things.
“You know what? We talked briefly about it and he’s, I’m sure with the doctors and all, trying to come up with a game plan as far as easing back into it. We’ll talk again in Texas and then again in Oakland and then have something off of what Eric wants to do.”More