Dealing with dizziness, Stewart sent to hospital
NEW YORK -- Yankees catcher Chris Stewart was sent to be evaluated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after experiencing more symptoms of dizziness before Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Red Sox.
Stewart was originally in New York's lineup but left the field during batting practice. He said that he had a blood test and a CT scan performed, and while doctors found no evidence of a concussion, Stewart will have to return to the hospital for more tests on Monday.
"It was nothing major; very minor stuff," Stewart said. "We wanted to be cautious about it and not push it. Hopefully [Monday] works out and I'm in there."
Stewart was forced to depart Saturday's 11-1 loss to Boston in the fourth inning due to symptoms of dehydration, saying afterward that he had felt light-headed but could have finished the game.
"I've had heat exhaustion where I played in very hot weather, very humid weather, and it wore on my body," Stewart said, "but nothing to where it kind of messed with my head a little bit."
Stewart was replaced behind the plate for Sunday's game by catcher Austin Romine, who went 1-for-1. Stewart is batting .262 with three homers and eight RBIs in 32 games, and manager Joe Girardi said that it would not be prudent to go with just one available catcher on the roster for very long.
"We're a little concerned or we wouldn't have sent him for a test," Girardi said. "We're hoping he comes in [Monday] and feels really good."
If anything happened to Romine, shortstop Jayson Nix would have served as the Yankees' emergency catcher.