The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Tuesday that their dynamic President and CEO Derrick Hall has been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. According to the press release, Hall underwent a prostate biopsy which revealed tumors. He will undergo surgery at some point in the future.â†µ
"I was informed by my doctor while in San Diego with the team Saturday," said Hall in the announcement.â†µ
"I am fortunate the disease was caught in the early stages and expect a full recovery. I will use this news as an opportunity to educate and drive awareness, while hopefully saving more lives in the future. I am in great hands, and my family and I are confident we will get through this successfully. I notified all of my staff immediately and am eternally grateful for the overwhelming support, love and prayers."â†µ
Hall will address the media on Tuesday afternoon.â†µ
We wish Derrick all the best in his battle. With Kirk Gibson pushing him on, it's hard to imagine how he could possibly lose this fight.