ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays insignificant league pitcher David Hess claims he is starting off chemotherapy to handle a cancerous tumor in his chest.
Hess tweeted Wednesday that he went to an crisis room about a week ago just after encountering upper body tightness and shortness of breath.
“Right after some scans, blood get the job done, and time at the clinic we realized that I experienced a cancerous germ cell tumor sitting down in the heart [of] my upper body urgent majorly towards my coronary heart and lungs,” he wrote. “Currently we received the ultimate diagnosis and procedure plan that has chemo beginning up on Monday to shrink and ideally eradicate the tumor entirely.”
The 28-calendar year-old has pitched in the majors for Baltimore, Miami and Tampa Bay, likely 6-22 in pieces of four seasons. He concluded this calendar year with Triple-A Durham, wherever he was 6-2 with a 3.57 Period.
Hess claimed people all around him have confirmed “enjoy, prayers, and guidance in ways that have been so amazing I you should not think we can even set into words how grateful my family and I are.
“As we get completely ready to go into this cure time, we are self-assured this will all be long gone from my entire body and I will be back carrying out what I adore on a baseball subject soon and be nutritious when executing it,” he added. “This is just the beginning of a excellent story.”