October 13 (NWN) – David Hess, Minor League pitcher for Tampa Bay Rays, announced Wednesday that he is starting chemotherapy to treat breast cancer.
In a social media post, Hess wrote that he went to the emergency room over a week ago after dealing with chest tightness and shortness of breath.
“After several scans, blood tests and time in the hospital, we learned that I have a malignant tumor of the germ cells, which is located in the center. [of] my chest is pressed hard against my heart and lungs, “Hess said. tweeted… “Today we received our final diagnosis and treatment plan, which will start chemotherapy on Monday to shrink and hopefully eradicate the tumor completely.”
Hess has competed in major events for the Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins and Races, setting a 6-22 split record for four MLB seasons. He finished the 2021 campaign with Triple-A Durham, where he had a 6-2 record and a 3.57 ERA.
Hess, 28, also said in a social media post that the people around him have shown “love, prayer and support in such amazing ways that I don’t think we can even put into words how grateful my family and my family are.” I AM. ”
“As we prepare to begin treatment, we are confident that all of this will disappear from my body, and I will soon return to the activities on the baseball field that I love and be healthy,” he wrote. “This is just the beginning of a great story.”