Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is recovering after a scary situation that saw him hospitalized. He is now officially out for the remainder of the season.
Leonys Martin only played in six games with the Cleveland Indians this season after coming over from the Detroit Tigers.
That total will remain the same as Martin has officially been announced as out for the remainder of the season.
The team made the news official earlier today.
This makes sense and seems like the right move. He can always return next year. No need to rush back after having an infection that attacked his organs.
Jordan Bastian relayed some more details on the situation.
As you can see, his organs still need time to recover.
Martin is under team control next year so he should be back on the field to start 2019, assuming his recovery goes well.
The main part of this situation that is important is the fact Martin is recovering. Things could have been much more dire if he had not gone to the hospital right away.
In terms of how this affects the team, I wouldn’t say his absence is a major blow because he only appeared in six games. This has also allowed Greg Allen to excel in regular playing time. This would be a much bigger on-the-field issue if Martin was a focal point in the lineup all season long.
He will be back next year so that is when Indians fans can begin to learn more about Martin. Until then, he can sit back and get back to full health. That is what matters most.