Yankees Send Chris Stewart To The Hospital

Stewart will undergo further evaluation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees catcher Chris Stewart has been taken to the hospital after experiencing symptoms similar to the ones that forced him out of Saturday night’s game due to dehydration.

Stewart was removed from the starting lineup Sunday night against Boston, and the Yankees say he will undergo further evaluation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Stewart left Saturday night’s 11-1 loss to the Red Sox in the fourth inning. The game-time temperature was 86 degrees and New York manager Joe Girardi said Stewart got “lightheaded” but checked out OK.

About 20 minutes before the scheduled first pitch Sunday night, the Yankees announced that Stewart would be replaced by Austin Romine behind the plate.

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