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Victor Martinez hospitalized overnight, goes on DL due to irregular heartbeat

The illness that forced Victor Martinez to leave Thursday night’s game in the seventh inning led to the 38-year-old being hospitalized overnight.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told MLB Network Radio on Friday that Martinez was taken to the hospital for observation. Before Friday night’s game, Ausmus told reporters Martinez had been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and would be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Martinez was still in the Tigers clubhouse immediately after Detroit’s 5-3 home win over the Rays on Thursday but declined to speak to reporters about his condition, according to the Detroit News.

Ausmus told reporters after the game that Martinez had cold sweats, was dizzy and his heart was racing.

Martinez barely made it to first base after reaching on an error in the seventh. He was replaced by pinch-runner Dixon Machado.

Ferrell signed a 10-day contract with Dallas on Jan. 28, started in his Mavericks debut and hit a pair of game-sealing free throws in a road win against the Spurs on the 29th. He then outscored Kyrie Irving in a victory over the Cavaliers on the 30th.

On Feb. 3 against the Trail Blazers, he hit his ninth three of the game — tying a rookie record, giving him a game-high 32 points — with 19 seconds left in the Mavs’ 108-104 win, propelling Dallas to its first four-game winning streak of the season.

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