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Athletics minor leaguer Andrew Lambo has testicular cancer

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MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 29: Andrew Lambo #15 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during the spring training photo day at HoHoKam Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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This is some bad news: the Oakland Athletics just announced that outfielder Andrew Lambo, currently with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer at Vanderbilt University. He had surgery last Friday.

Athletics GM David Forst said in a statement that he and the organization were grateful for the treatment Lambo is receiving at Vanderbilt and that he and the A’s will assist Lambo in any way possible through his treatment and recovery.

Lambo, 27, was selected off waivers by the A’s last November after spending several years in the Dodgers and Pirates organization. He’s played one game at the major league level this season and has had 100 plate appearances in 60 big league games across four seasons.

Best of luck to him for a speedy recovery.

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