Victor Martinez was hospitalized with an elevated heart rate last night

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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.