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Mark Berry resumes coaching third base for Reds after throat cancer treatment

Jul 23, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

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Reds third base coach Mark Berry was diagnosed with throat cancer during spring training and sat out the first two-and-half months of the season while undergoing treatment.

Berry returned to the Reds last night and resumed coaching third base, which is a job he’s done for a decade now as part of a 30-year run in the Reds organization.

Berry talked to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com about his treatment back in June and it sounded pretty miserable, including a 40-pound weight loss, so it’s great to know he’s feeling strong enough to coach again.

  1. jayscarpa - Jul 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Excellent. Radiation or chemo by themselves hit hard; together they can be a nightmare.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Good for Berry. Best wishes for a full recovery, and with no little admiration for his spirit of determination.

  3. jeffbbf - Jul 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Reds scored 11 runs last night. Had to make him feel good.

  4. stlouis1baseball - Jul 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Great to hear. Good luck Mark Berry!

  5. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    BERRY BERRY GOOD

  6. mybrunoblog - Jul 23, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Finally some good baseball news! Welcome back coach Berry. Best wishes.

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