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Martinez (irregular heartbeat) will undergo a heart ablation procedure and miss the rest of the 2017 season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.