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Indians’ Martin battles life-threatening infection

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin had a bacterial infection that pounded his viscera and was life-threatening, though he is now in fast condition and improving, Indians boss Chris Antonetti said.

Antonetti addressed a group Monday and told them that Martin, who has been hospitalized during Cleveland Clinic for scarcely a week, is recuperating and his opinion is good, though pronounced that “progress will be totalled in weeks, not days.”

Indians’ Martin out with non-baseball condition

Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has been placed on a 10-day infirm list with a non-baseball-related condition.

Antonetti pronounced that Martin had a bacterial infection that entered his blood tide and shop-worn his inner organs. Antonetti pronounced a viscera started to close down and it was “severe.”

“Thankfully, he’s done a lot of swell in a final 24 to 36 hours,” Antonetti said. “He’s regained a lot of a organ function. We’re optimistic. He’s on a good trail right now and we’re carefree that he’ll have a full recovery. But he’s got a prolonged trail to get behind to full health in front of him. It’s going to take some time.”

The Indians acquired Martin, 30, from a Tigers on Jul 31 only before a non-waiver deadline. He became ill final Tuesday night and did not play Wednesday. On Thursday a Indians placed him on a 10-day infirm list. On Friday, some Indians players wrote Martin’s name on their hats, and manager Terry Francona asked fans to urge for him.

“What we would say, if we trust in observant prayers and things like that, keep him in your thoughts,” Francona said

In 6 games with a Indians, Martin is attack .333 (5-for-15) with dual homers and 4 RBIs.

Antonetti pronounced he did not know if Martin would play again this season.

“I haven’t even suspicion about baseball,” pronounced Antonetti. “He’s got a prolonged trail to get to full health in front of him. It’s going to take him some time, though we’re in a most improved mark currently than we were 24 to 36 hours ago.”

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