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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Baseball: Jon Lester in hospital for Cancer test

Surprisingly, Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Jon Lester is undergoing tests for "internal medical issues, including cancer,". The annnouncement was made eport by a Boston newspaper.

We must mention that Lester, 21, was placed on the disabled list Monday with a strained back and is undergoing several exams in Boston. Some tests are for cancer, the source reported Wednesday.

In fact, Lester was diagnosed with enlarged lymph nodes during Boston's recent nine-game road trip, the newspaper said.

It's important to know that Lester is the second Red Sox player to be admitted to hospital in recent days with a potentially dangerous health condition.

Indeed, earlier this week, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat. However, he was released Thursday.

Ortiz, who leads the American League with 47 home runs, experienced palpitations and was removed from the lineup prior to Monday's match in Oakland.

And Ortiz already had spent time in a Boston hospital earlier this month for tests.

The Red Sox have lost six straight games and are falling quickly out of playoff contention. They are eight games behind the Yankees for first position in the AL East and are 7 1/2 in back of the White Sox for the wild card lead.