Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Victor Martinez spent the night in a Detroit hospital last night.
Ausmus said that Martinez left last night’s game against the Rays after experiencing cold sweats, dizziness, and an elevated heart rate. He said this is “more scary than a general baseball injury.” And that’s definitely true.
Martinez, 38, is hitting .261/.337/.376 with five homers on the season. He’ll no doubt be out of the lineup for tonight’s game. Updates as we hear them.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.
Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.
The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.