Astro's AAA manager: diagnosed with cancer

Astro's AAA manager: diagnosed with cancer

POSTED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:14am

Tony DeFrancesco will miss start of season

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Astros Class AAA Oklahoma City manager Tony DeFrancesco will miss the start of the season because of cancer. The club is optimistic he’ll have a full recovery and the cancer was detected early.

DeFrancesco, 50, was diagnosed with the disease this month after undergoing a routine physical during spring training. DeFrancesco spoke to doctors about the symptoms he was experiencing and was referred to a specialist, who made the diagnosis.

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