Former Padre announcer and pitching instructor Rick Sutcliffe has been diagnosed with a treatable form of colon cancer. Fortunately, ESPN reports that he is expected to make a full recovery. Sutcliffe becomes the second former member of the organization to publicly disclose a bout with cancer in 10 days, along with Davey Lopes. FF wishes both well and hopes for a speedy recovery.
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Davey Lopes who is currently on the Philadelphia Phillies coaching staff has been diagnosed with Prostate cancer. Lopes spent the majority of his 16 year playing career with the Dodgers and was the first base coach for the Padres both before and after his stint as the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Lopes has also coached with the Washington Nationals in recent years. Davey Lopes is one of baseball's true gentlemen and FF wish him a full and speedy recovery.
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