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Rays P Hess says he's having chemo for cancerous chest tumor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher David Hess says he is starting chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor in his chest.

Hess tweeted Wednesday that he went to an emergency room about a week ago after experiencing chest tightness and shortness of breath.

"After some scans, blood work, and time at the hospital we learned that I had a cancerous germ cell tumor sitting in the center (of) my chest pressing majorly against my heart and lungs," he wrote. " Today we got the final diagnosis and treatment plan that has chemo starting up on Monday to shrink and hopefully eradicate the tumor entirely."

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Leaders
AVG: R. Arozarena.274
HR: B. Lowe39
RBI: A. Meadows106
SB: R. Arozarena20
W: J. Fleming10
Saves: A. Kittredge8
K: S. McClanahan141
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .243 (14)
Runs: 857 (2)
Hits: 1336 (10)
Home Runs: 222 (7)
Stolen Bases: 88 (9)
OBP: .321 (10)
SLG: .429 (7)
Total Bases: 2362 (5)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.67 (4)
Runs Allowed: 651 (5)
Saves: 42 (12)
Strikeouts: 1478 (9)
OpBA: .232 (7)
OBP: .294 (3)
SLG: .386 (7)
Run Support: 5.30 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/13 A. Conley Removed From 10-Day IL (COVID-19 injured list (positive test))
10/8 S. Armstrong Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
10/7 N. Anderson Removed From 10-Day IL (Lower back strain)
10/4 M. Brosseau Called Up from Minors
10/4 V. Bruján Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/28 A. Conley COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
9/27 N. Anderson Lower back strain (10-day IL)
9/18 K. Kiermaier COVID-19 injured list (symptoms) (10-day IL)
9/18 A. Kittredge Neck tightness (10-day IL)
9/12 C. Archer Left hip discomfort (on 60-day IL)
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