Dizzy spells bothered Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro during batting practice and throughout pregame this afternoon and ultimately caused him to leave the Red Sox's 9-6 loss to the Indians in the middle of the fourth inning, but after the game Scutaro said he felt fine. Team doctors tested him and found nothing wrong, he said.
"I felt kind of dizzy and my heartbeat was kind of fast and I was shaking," Scutaro said. "Now, Iím good. I calmed down, and I should be alright.
"It started in BP, and then I came up here and I ate something and I felt kind of good. But when the game started, I started kind of feeling like that again but it wasnít as bad as BP. They checked and everything was fine."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona plugged Mike Aviles in at short, although he said Scutaro wanted to stay on the field.
"He was real lightheaded, a little bit of an elevated heart rate," Francona said. "He was checked here and he checked out fine. Weíre going to get him checked out again tomorrow. Thatís not something to play with.
"He wanted to stay in. He probably could have. But again, thatís not something to play with."