While it's concerning to see any player land on the disabled list with an injury, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez's case is different and far more worrisome. Martinez, who exited Thursday's game due to nausea, landed in the hospital on Thursday night and then was placed on the disabled list Friday with a heart issue.
It started during Thursday's game when Martinez experienced cold sweats, dizziness and found to have an elevated heart rate. Before long, Martinez found himself spending the night at the local hospital. While it seems he was later released, the concern reached a point where the Tigers and doctors became concerned enough to place Martinez on the 10-day disabled list and led to manager Brad Ausmus sharing his concern that goes beyond baseball.
This season, Martinez struggled at the plate with a .261/.337/.376 line with five home runs in 246 plate appearances. The 38-year-old designated hitter is just 18 home runs shy of 250 on his career and seven hits shy of 2,000 his career. On behalf of eDraft Sports, we wish the best of health for him and hope for a speedy recovery. When more information becomes available, we'll update you on Martinez's status.