Wedge suffered the stroke before the Mariners game on July 22. After a month away, manager Eric Wedge has rejoined the Seattle Mariners following a mild stroke suffered before a game in late July. "The doctors made it very clear," Wedge said. Wedge said by the time he got to the top of the dugout steps he was "dead weight." Wedge is in his third year with the Mariners and 10th as a Major League manager, having previously led the Indians from 2003-09. Clean shaven, looking thinner and energized, Wedge was back behind his office desk Friday afternoon before the Mariners opened a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners went 12-15 with bench coach Robby Thompson serving as acting manager and took a 59-67 record into Friday night's series opener with the Angels at Safeco Field.