Outfielder Leonys Martin has played just six games with the Cleveland Indians since coming over at the trade deadline. But right now, that’s not what’s important.
Martin has been out since August 8 and was placed on the disabled list yesterday with an undisclosed medical condition. Initially, Martin had what Terry Francona called “intestinal turmoil” when he was scratched from his August 9 start, but it appears to be worse than an upset stomach as he’s now receiving treatment at the Cleveland Clinic.
Francona spoke to the media prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox and asked everyone to keep Martin and his family in their thoughts:
We have to respect what the family wishes so we are. 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.
According to Paul Hoynes, Chris Antonetti has also visited Martin at the Cleveland Clinic.
Get well soon, Leonys.