Martinez (chest) underwent heart ablation surgery Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Martinez was placed on the disabled list Aug. 27 with an irregular heartbeat and underwent surgery Monday to correct that issue. He's done for the 2017 season and will set his sights on returning at full strength in 2018.
The Tigers transferred Martinez (chest) to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. It had been revealed a day earlier that Martinez would be shut down for the season as he prepares to undergo a heart ablation procedure, so his shifting to the 60-day DL is merely a paper move. The transaction will open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Triple-A Toledo pitcher Artie Lewicki, who is scheduled to start Monday's series opener against the Royals.
Martinez (irregular heartbeat) will undergo a heart ablation procedure and miss the rest of the 2017 season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. While this sounds like a serious procedure, he is expected to be ready for the 2018 season. Nick Castellanos, who is starting at DH and hitting third Saturday, may get the bulk of the starts there going forward, as recently recalled prospect Jeimer Candelario figures to serve as the everyday third baseman. Martinez, who has one year remaining on his four-year, $68 million deal, hit .255/.324/.372 with 10 home runs in 435 plate appearances.
Martinez (irregular heartbeat) is done for the season, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. This is a fairly serious condition, so it's not surprising to hear that the designated hitter will not return in 2017. Nick Castellanos, who is starting at DH and hitting third Saturday, may get the bulk of the starts there going forward, as recently recalled prospect Jeimer Candelario figures to serve as the everyday third baseman. Martinez, who has one year remaining on his four-year $68 million deal, hit .255/.324/.372 with 10 home runs in 435 plate appearances.
Martinez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with an irregular heartbeat. This marks the second time that Martinez has been sent to the DL with this issue this season. The 38-year-old was out of commission for just under two weeks the first time this popped up, but manager Brad Ausmus said that the Tigers won't have a timetable for the veteran's return until he undergoes further testing in Detroit.
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