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Aaron Gleeman - October 2015
Daniel Norris, left-hander for the Detroit Tigers, disclosed that he was diagnosed with a malignant growth in his thyroid a few months ago via Instagram:
"A few months ago, after I was optioned to AAA, I found out I had a growth on my thyroid. Flying back & forth from Toronto to Buffalo after pitching to have more and more tests done it was finally concluded that the growth is considered malignant.. Meaning it contained the C word.. cancer. Hearing this was alarming, yea. Weird, yea, that too. I was given the option to shut my year down & get it removed immediately. However, seeing another doctor that determined I could wait until the end of the season reassured my gut feeling. Just Keep Playing. Baseball kept me sane."
The article mentions two other cancer survivors who currently playing baseball in the League Championship Series: left-hander Jon Lester and first basement Anthony Rizzo, both of the Chicago Cubs.
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Original source: mlb.nbcsports.com