Mets’ Darling diagnosed with thyroid cancer
Mets announcer Ron Darling said he has thyroid cancer and hopes to return to SNY’s broadcast booth in about a month.
Darling issued a statement April 13 saying he planned to have surgery to remove a large mass from his chest and hoped to return to work in May. In a statement Monday, Darling said that after the removal of the mass and additional tests, the thyroid cancer diagnosis was made.
“My doctors have said they are optimistic that the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so,” he said.
Darling, a right-hander, was 136-116 from 198395 and helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series.
Angels: AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani will join the Angels in Detroit this week and could be set to make his season debut. The two-way star has been recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn’t expected to pitch this year. But his swing is fine and Los Angeles intends to use Ohtani as its designated hitter. The 24-year-old hit .285 with 22 home runs last season. Red Sox: LHP David Price went on the 10-day injured list with tendinitis in his pitching elbow. Braves: Pitcher Kevin Gausman has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a fastball behind Miami pitcher Jose Urena last week.
Gausman appealed, and can play until a ruling.
Dodgers: Outfielder A.J. Pollock will be out at least six weeks after surgery to clear up an infection in his elbow. Mets: New York obtained right-hander Wilmer Font from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash.
White Sox: Chicago reinstated RHP Ryan Burr from the 10-day IL, purchased the contract of outfielder Charlie Tilson from Triple-A Charlotte, and transferred RHP Nate Jones to the 60-day IL.
Yankees: Outfielder Clint Frazier returned from the 10-day IL.
Reds 12, Giants 4: Nick Senzel hit a leadoff homer after a swarm of bees finally left home plate, and the rookie connected again his next time up, leading host Cincinnati in a wild game included a record-tying four Reds getting plunked in one inning.
Yankees 7, Mariners 3: The Yankees pounced on Felix Hernandez, building a big cushion for CC Sabathia in a NYC showdown of acclaimed veterans.
White Sox 9, Indians 1: Yoan Moncada had a two-run homer and four RBIs for visiting Chicago. Orioles 4, Red Sox 1: Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam for host Blatimore and John Means shackled Boston’s torrid offense over seven innings..
Twins 8, Blue Jays 0: Martin Perez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter and Eddie Rosario hit his AL-leading 12th home run for visiting Minnesota.
Rays 12, Diamondbacks 1: Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Tommy Pham hit his first career grand slam for host Tampa Bay.