CINCINNATI (AP) -Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall will undergo more treatments for cancer after recently noticing a knot at the base of his rib cage.
``The doctor said he wanted to get it off there, and that was about a week ago,'' the 79-year-old said Thursday.
Doctors believe treatments will be effective for Nuxhall's fourth bout with lymphoma, Nuxhall's son Kim said. The chemotherapy is expected to begin Monday.
Joe Nuxhall, who had surgery for prostate cancer in 1992 and suffered a mild heart attack in 2001, retired from full-time radio broadcasting in 2004. He has continued to work games occasionally each season, including Reds games this week against Houston in Cincinnati.
The left-hander was the youngest player in the major leagues during the modern era, appearing in a Reds game at age 15 on June 10, 1944. He spent 15 of his 16 big league seasons with the Reds, and joined the Reds' radio team after he retired.
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