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Leonys Martin has been battling a life-threatening bacterial infection

Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: Leonys Martin #12 of the Detroit Tigers reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 07, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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Last week, we learned that Indians outfielder Leonys Martin was placed on the 10-day disabled list with what was being described as a “non-baseball condition.” Manager Terry Francona called Martin’s ailment “intestinal turmoil,” which didn’t sound very pleasant.

Martin has actually been battling a life-threatening bacterial infection that has affected multiple organs, Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti told the media on Monday,’s Jordan Bastian reports. Antonetti said “progress will be measured in weeks, not days.”

The Indians acquired Martin from the Tigers ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. He played six games with his new team before going on the DL. Greg Allen and Rajai Davis figure to get most of the playing time in center field while Martin is out.

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