NEW YORK, NY -- Former Cy Young Award winner Rick Sutcliffe has
colon cancer and will undergo chemotherapy and surgery.
ESPN says Sutcliffe, who is working for the network as a
baseball analyst, was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer
after taking a routine test during a physical. He says he hopes to
return to the air later this year.
Sutcliffe went 171-and-139 in parts of 18 big league seasons. He
retired in 1994 after pitching for the Dodgers, Indians, Cubs,
Orioles and Cardinals. He won the National League Rookie of the
Year award in 1979 for Los Angeles and the Cy Young Award in 1984,
for the Cubs.
He joined ESPN in 1999 and has been an analyst during game
telecasts since 2002.