Martinez had two hits during Thursday's game, but left after experiencing dizziness in the seventh inning.
Ausmus said Martinez will remain in the Detroit area for rest and further monitoring while the team begins a West Coast road trip starting Monday.More news: Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition
"I didn't find out about it until really, when he came out of the game because he was playing through it", Brad Ausmus said on Friday. "In that sense, not only is it an eye-opener for Vic, I think it's an eye-opener for his teammates". The following day, it was announced that he had been placed on the 10-day DL with an irregular heartbeat and had been hospitalized. "The doctors think that after about a week he might be able to start doing cardio activity, light cardio-type activity".
There's not a treatment template for this because it's so unusual in professional sports.More news: Cosby accuser thanks prosecutors after mistrial
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in March and missed a week. It hasn't been his best season up to this point, but the 38-year-old has remained relatively productive and is still a big presence in the Tigers' batting order.
So Ausmus isn't making any projections.More news: Number of Teens Vaping, Smoking Decreasing — CDC
Martinez is hitting.261 with five home runs and 29 RBI this year primarily as the designated hitter.