Dodgers' Connor Joe recovering from testicular cancer surgery
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Connor Joe underwent surgery for testicular cancer Tuesday, he announced Wednesday in an Instagram post.

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As some of you may know, I made the difficult decision to leave Spring Training 3 weeks ago to attend to personal matters. After some tests and visits with doctors, I unfortunately learned that I have Testicular Cancer. The good news is that we caught it early, and cases like mine are very curable. I have started treatment, underwent surgery yesterday and am in my recovery process now. I recognize the road ahead may be challenging and uncomfortable at times, but God is good and I am staying positive for a quick and full recovery. I am extremely grateful for my wonderful family, friends, the Dodgers organization and teammates for their incredible love and support during this difficult time. Although we tend to shy away from these topics, I am sharing my journey in the hope that this brings more awareness to Men’s Health, and can help others as a result. Thank you again for your continued support, it means the world to me and my family. I will keep you updated on my path to recovery. I look forward to being back in the game as soon as I am able. Trusting in His plan.

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"As some of you may know, I made the difficult decision to leave Spring Training (three) weeks ago to attend to personal matters," he wrote. "After some tests and visits with doctors, I unfortunately learned that I have testicular cancer. The good news is that we caught it early, and cases like mine are very curable. I have started treatment, underwent surgery yesterday, and am in my recovery process now."

Joe made his major-league debut in 2019 as a member of the San Francisco Giants. The Giants previously acquired him in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds after the Reds landed him from the Dodgers in the 2018 Rule 5 Draft. Joe subsequently rejoined the Dodgers organization because he didn't finish the season in San Francisco.

Following his return, the 27-year-old hit .300/.426/.503 with 15 home runs and 68 RBIs in 105 games for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Los Angeles' Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League.

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