Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin received great news from doctors on Tuesday, learning he is now medically cleared to resume baseball activities after he missed more than four months due to a bacterial infection.
According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, doctors received clearance from his doctors to resume his baseball activity and the team now expects him to be ready for the start of the 2019 season.
Great news from Cleveland: Leonys Martin has received medical clearance to resume all baseball activity. @Indians expect he will be “ready for full baseball activity at the start of the 2019 season.” @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 20, 2018
Cleveland acquired Martin from the Tigers at the MLB Trade Deadline hoping he could provide additional stability in center field and further depth for its outfield. Unfortunately, just two weeks later he went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a life-threatening bacterial infection that started in his bloodstream and impacted multiple organs.
Fortunately, excellent treatment from doctors has now led to Martin returning to full health and being able to start playing baseball once again. The 30-year-old outfielder is under contract with Cleveland next season, providing it with more depth in its outfield.