10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
8 hours ago

Martinez (chest) is set to take batting practice Tuesday with a return from the disabled list likely coming Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has missed nine games up to this point with an irregular heartbeat issue that forced him to spend a few nights in the hospital. The 38-year-old appears to have recovered, and should be back with the Tigers and in the lineup Wednesday against Kansas City.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
2 days ago

Martinez (heart) has been cleared to return Tuesday and will not require a rehab assignment, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers begin a homestand with a series against the Royals on Tuesday. The fact that Martinez doesn't need to worry about playing the field was likely the deciding factor behind the Tigers deciding against a rehab assignment. Either way, it's good to see the irregular heartbeat issue Martinez has been dealing with isn't going to keep him off the field much longer.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 days ago

Martinez (chest) resumed light baseball activity this week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is encouraging news after Martinez had a short stint in the hospital late last week due to an irregular heartbeat. According to McCosky, Martinez has done some light cardio and hit off a tee each of the last two days. It's still unclear when Martinez will be ready to come off the disabled list, but the next step in his rehab process should shed some light on how close he is to a return. The Tigers will continue to cycle through a number of players at the DH spot until Martinez is back.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 week ago

Manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that Martinez (chest) could resume light workouts in about a week, Brendan Savage of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez was hospitalized for two days last week and subsequently placed on the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat, and though he's since been discharged, the Tigers want to give him some time off to recuperate before ramping up his activity. The 38-year-old will stay back in Detroit while the teams begins a seven-game road trip this week, but Martinez could be cleared to take batting practice once the Tigers return from the trip if doctors give him the green light. Rather than leaning solely on one player to serve as the designated hitter while Martinez is sidelined, the Tigers are expected to cycle a number of players around at that spot.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez (illness) was released from the hospital Saturday morning, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for Martinez to be closely monitored over the next 7-to-10 days before the Tigers determine the next step. In the meantime, John Hicks should see semi-regular playing time and manager Brad Ausmus will use the DH spot on veterans like Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez to keep them fresh.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez will spend Friday night in the hospital as doctors continue to examine him for an irregular heartbeat, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters to expect another update Saturday. Martinez has already been placed on the disabled list, and John Hicks has replaced him on the Tigers roster.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez (illness) was placed on the 10-day disabled list after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat Friday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following the ominous diagnosis, Martinez will remain in the hospital one more night to undergo further tests. It's unclear exactly how long the veteran will be sidelined with this issue, but more information is expected to be disclosed Saturday once the test results are known. In the meantime, John Hicks will come up from the minors to fill his spot on the active roster.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez (illness) remained in a hospital overnight for observation Thursday and may stay there Friday as well, MLB Network Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called it "more scary than a general baseball injury". Martinez asked to be removed from Thursday's contest due to cold sweats, dizziness and a racing heartbeat. He may need a few more days of rest, but his timetable will become clearer when the club announces specific medical findings.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
1 week ago

Martinez pulled himself out of the Tigers' Thursday game, complaining of cold sweats, dizziness and his heart racing, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old went 2-for-4 with an RBI but requested to be removed due to his illness, which hasn't yet been publicly given a diagnosis. Martinez's status is up in the air. It may take him an extra day or two to get back into the lineup.

10DVictor Martínez
DH DET
3 weeks ago

Martinez is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez returned to the lineup Saturday after exiting early the night before due to flu-like symptoms, so it doesn't sound like he's still feeling under the weather. Instead, manager Brad Ausmus likely just wanted to give Martinez two full days to rest up before the Tigers resume their homestand Tuesday with the Angels. With Martinez sitting Sunday, J.D. Martinez will get a day out of the field and serve as the Tigers' designated hitter.