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Tigers place Victor Martinez on DL with irregular hearbeat
Saturday Jun 17, 2017 12:00am

(DETROIT) – The Detroit Tigers have put designated hitter Victor Martinez on the 10 day disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat. Martinez came out of Thursday's win over Tampa Bay in the seventh inning with a racing heartbeat, dizziness and cold sweats. He was originally treated in the clubhouse for dehydration but was taken to a hospital when symptoms continued. The 38 year old Martinez was still in the hospital on Friday afternoon as doctors tried to find the cause. The Tigers called up catcher/first baseman John Hicks from Triple-A Toledo. Manager Brad Ausmus plans to use the DH slot to give some rest to players dealing with minor injuries. Miguel Cabrera, who hit a game-winning homer in the ninth inning on Thursday, was the designated hitter Friday against the Rays. Cabrera is dealing with back and groin problems and hadn't homered since May 20.

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