The Detroit Tigers and designated hitter Victor Martinez can now breathe a sigh of relief. Martinez was hospitalized Thursday night with what has been described as an irregular heartbeat. He was also dealing with dizziness and cold sweats at the time of the hospitalization.
The good news here is that Martinez — since placed on the 10-day disabled list — has been released from the hospital.
Manager Brad Ausmus notes that Martinez will remain in the Detroit area for rest and further monitoring while the Tigers themselves embark on a west coast trip.
“The thought process is probably a week of rest,” Ausmus said, via the Detroit Free Press.
The 38-year-old Martinez is hitting .261 with five homers and 29 RBI on the season.