Boston Red Sox NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy has been diagnosed with lung cancer for the fourth time, he announced on Monday, according to a redsox.com report.
Remy made the announcement in a Tweet.
“Still strong,” he wrote. “Please see your doctor.”
Remy, 64, said his treatment starts in two weeks.
Remy is in his 30th season as a Red Sox broadcaster. He plans to travel with the team on its road trip to Philadelphia, Houston and Kansas City before having surgery, according to a Boston Globe report.
The surgery will involve having a small piece his lung removed. He had similar surgeries in 2008 and 2009 and eventually returned to his broadcasting job each time.
Remy, a Somerset, Massachusetts, native, played in the majors for 10 seasons, seven with the Red Sox. The second baseman compiled a .275 career batting average with 329 RBIs, 208 stolen bases and a .981 fielding percentage.
He is a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame.