Rays minor league pitcher David Hess has cancerous tumor on chest
Tumor: David Hess, who went 2-2 as a reliever with the Miami Marlins before he finished the season with Tampa Bay's minor league affiliate, said he had a cancerous tumor in his chest. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press )ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher David Hess said Wednesday via social media that he is beginning chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor in his chest. “After some scans, blood work, and time at the hospital we learned that I had a cancerous germ cell tumor sitting in the center [of] my chest pressing majorly against my heart and lungs,” Hess tweeted. Hess was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth round of the 2014 MLB June amateur draft from Tennessee Technological University. He went 2-2 with the Marlins in 2021 and had no decisions in Tampa Bay.wftv.com
Strasburg hurt as Nationals beat Orioles 15-3 for 'split'
Strasburg threw only 16 pitches before leaving with hand issue in the first inning of Washington's 15-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Martinez said Strasburg was feeling numbness in his thumb and that the sensation originated in the wrist. The Nationals withstood the injury to Strasburg after rebounding from a defeat that took five days to decide and weathering a lengthy rain delay. His first outing came against the Orioles in a game that was suspended Sunday at Nationals Park and completed Friday at Camden Yards with Baltimore winning 6-2. Orioles: Asher Wojciechowski (0-1, 3.95) makes his sixth career appearance against the Nationals, still looking for his first win against them.