An MLB broadcaster has been diagnosed with cancer. Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy has been diagnosed with cancer again, according to a release from NESN.
Remy, 65, was diagnosed with lung cancer for a fifth time in June 2017. He finished treatment earlier this year in January.
Remy has been calling games for the Red Sox since 1988. He was named the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2004.
— NESN (@NESN) August 7, 2018
Here’s the statement from NESN.
“Jerry Remy has been diagnosed once again with cancer. At this time, Jerry’s focus is on his medical treatment. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at NESN and the Red Sox are with Jerry and his family during this difficult time.”
Remy is a former baseball player. He was drafted in 1971 by the California Angels – he played four years at the minor league level before getting called up by the Angles.
Remy went on to play for the Red Sox where he was an All-Star during his first season with the team in 1978.