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Tigers place Victor Martinez on 10-day disabled list with irregular heartbeat

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The Tigers placed designated hitter Victor Martinez on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat, the team announced Sunday. Per a report from manager Brad Ausmus, Martinez was hospitalized on Saturday with a rapid heartbeat and is expected to be released shortly.

The 38-year-old was first diagnosed with the condition back in June, when he experienced dizziness, sweating and chills following a game against the Rays. He was briefly hospitalized and was able to return to game action after just 12 days. There’s no word yet on how long he’ll be sidelined this time around, though’s Jason Beck notes that the team won’t rush the veteran designated hitter back to the field until they’ve pinpointed the cause of the episodes.

Martinez is in his sixth campaign with the Tigers, and entered Sunday batting .255/.324/.372 with 10 home runs and a .697 OPS in 435 PA. He went 0-for-4 with a walk against the White Sox on Saturday.

In a corresponding move, rookie outfielder JaCoby Jones was recalled from Triple-A Toledo. Jones appeared in 27 games for the Tigers earlier this season and slashed a meager .167/.265/.267 with three extra-base hits in 68 PA.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.