Acting Mainrers manager Robby Thompson said today that manager Eric Wedge could return to the dugout Aug. 23, when he Mariners return home to face the Los Angeles Angels.
"He’s doing really good, he’s doing outstanding," THompson said. "I talked to him yesterday. 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. As 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 an every day he’s feeling better. He’s following all the rules and guidelines that he should be doing. He’s determined to get through this thing and get back in it and continue where he left off."
It isn't yet certain what form that "joining us" means a full return to all previous managerial duties.
"We talked briefly about it," Thompson said. "I’m sure with the doctors and all they’re trying to come up with a game plan, not only through them but for himself as far as easing back into it. We’ll talk again in Texas and then in Oakland. It’s off of what Eric wants to do. We’ll have an answer to that before he comes back on the homestand."
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Wedge has been out since suffering what was called a mild stroke July 22.