Tigers activate Victor Martinez from disabled list

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have activated designated hitter Victor Martinez, who was on the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat.

Martinez came out of a June 15 game with a racing heartbeat, dizziness and cold sweats. He was treated in the clubhouse for dehydration, but eventually went to the hospital when the symptoms continued.

Manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that Martinez's health issue was hopefully ''a one-time event that never occurs again.''

Martinez was hitting .261 with five home runs and 29 RBIs entering Wednesday night's game against Kansas City.

Detroit optioned catcher John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.