Indians’ Martin remains hospitalized

Indians center fielder Leonys Martin remains hospitalized in the Cleveland Clinic with an undisclosed illness, according to The News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio.

Cleveland acquired Martin and starting pitcher Kyle Dowdy from Detroit for shortstop prospect Willi Castro just before the non-waiver trade deadline.

He played in six games before becoming ill on Aug. 7. Manager Terry Francona said then that Martin was suffering from an intestinal disorder.

Francona addressed his condition a few days later, without sharing a diagnosis.

“We have to respect what the family wishes so we are,” Francona told reporters. “We talked to the team a little bit. We just need to respect their privacy right now.

“What I would say, if you believe in saying prayers and things like that, keep him in your thoughts. But he’s in a good place. He’s at the Clinic and he’s getting good care.”

Martin has been hospitalized since Friday.

The Indians recalled Greg Allen from Columbus when Martin went on the disabled list last Wednesday.

Since he was acquired, Martin has five hits, including two homers, in 15 at-bats. He has four RBIs with the team.

–Field Level Media

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