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Dave Roberts is back to health

Feb 2, 2011, 8:27 AM EDT

Dave Roberts

Last May Dave Roberts announced that he had lymphoma.  At the time he said it was caught early and was eminently treatable.  Good news: Roberts was right, he’s in remission and has returned to coaching the Padres:

Roberts is already hard at work in his new gig as San Diego Padres first-base coach less than a year after learning he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 37. He is now in the clear following his cancer scare and months of treatment, eager for a fresh challenge after a 10-year big league career that ended in 2008 with the San Francisco Giants.

Roberts has been showing up at Petco Park over the past month to instruct a few players on baserunning skills, well ahead of the start of spring training in two weeks.

Great news. The kind of thing that can even make Yankees fans appreciate the little miracles in life. No?


  1. yankeesfanlen - Feb 2, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Seriously, that game four was what we SHOULD HAVE won except for the heroics of Mr. Roberts and Mr. Big Papi. Then I knew it would be downhill from there.
    Glad he came through this challenge well.

  2. BC - Feb 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    I think he had the same thing Mario Lemieux had. And at roughly the same age. Scary. Hope everything continues to go well.

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