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Tigers’ Victor Martinez hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

The designated hitter has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

When Victor Martinez asked to leave Thursday night’s game in the seventh inning, he didn’t make the decision lightly. He did not speak about it to the press, only saying he didn’t know what the cause of his symptoms was.

According to Tigers’ manager Brad Ausmus, Martinez “got cold sweats, [felt] dizzy and his heart was racing. It got to a point where he felt he couldn’t go.” Martinez went to the hospital to be checked out, and it was announced this afternoon that he had an irregular heartbeat.

Since there are any number of things that an irregular heartbeat could be a symptom of—including things as basic as diet, and stress—we won’t speculate as to what caused Victor to feel unwell. As further details become available on his condition we will update the information.

The Tigers have placed Martinez on the 10-day disabled list, and have confirmed he will stay in the hospital a second night for observation.

John Hicks has been called up from the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, but will not play in tonight’s game. Tigers’ PR released an updated game lineup. The benefit of this lineup will be giving Miguel Cabrera, who is suffering from left hip flexor, and back issues, a break from first base duties for the night.