Cleveland Indians: The latest update surrounding Leonys Martin

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has been out all week with what has turned out to be a very serious medical condition.

Leonys Martin was placed on the disabled list with what was initially described as “intestinal turmoil” comically by Terry Francona.

Cleveland Indians fans were kept in the dark until today, when the real situation was made clear.

This is a very serious situation and it is great to hear Martin is now doing well. It is also good to know that he reported his condition and got the help he needed right away.

The main term going around Twitter right now regarding Martin is “life-threatening illness.” That is terrifying and he will certainly be in the thoughts of Indians fans as he continues to recover.

It goes without saying that a situation like this is bigger than baseball. Martin has only played six games with the Indians and it is possible he doesn’t return this season. That seems more likely than not at this point in time.

From a baseball standpoint, the Indians may look to acquire another outfielder via a waiver trade. Martin could return before the postseason but all the focus has to be on his health right now. Baseball should be the last thing on his mind.

Stuff like this is scary and should remind everyone that these players are human beings. It is also a good reminder to get discomfort or pain checked out by a doctor.

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The good news is that the situation was figured out and Martin is on the road to recovery. We join the rest of the fanbase by hoping for the best.