Outfielder Leonys Martin, who is recovering from a life-threatening bacterial infection , is out for the rest of the season, manager Terry Francona told reporters today.
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Francona said Martin is recovering well, but doctors want him to focus on returning to full health rather than returning to the Indians.
Francona: OF Leonys Martin will not play baseball again this season. No setbacks. He’s recovering well, but doctors want him to focus on a return to full health rather than returning to Indians.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 22, 2018
The Indians acquired Martin from the Detroit Tigers at the end of July. Before his illness, he was batting .251 and had nine home runs in 78 games this season.