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Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle has been diagnosed with cancer, the team announced on Thursday.
Ruhle, entering his third year with the organization and first as pitching coach, underwent physical examinations last week.
“Our thoughts and prayers right now are with Vern and his family,” new Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky said. “We are in the process of arranging for Vern to get the best possible treatment. His health and recovery is our foremost concern at the present time. The Reds, our medical team and Vern’s doctors are working closely together to make sure everything is being done to treat his illness.”