Leonys Martin will not play again this season, focusing on returning to full health

Posted: 5:29 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 21:34:04Z

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, Francona said Martin is recovering well, but doctors want him to focus on returning to full health rather than returning to the Indians.

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.