Tony Gwynn diagnosed with cancer

Updated: October 10, 2010, 7:21 AM ET
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SAN DIEGO -- Tony Gwynn, the prolific-hitting Hall of Fame outfielder who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres, has been diagnosed with cancer of a salivary gland.

Gwynn, a 15-time All-Star voted into the Hall in the first year he was eligible in 2007, has had three procedures since 1997 to remove non-cancerous tumors to the largest salivary gland, he told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

But the latest operation last month discovered a malignant growth, he said.

"They ...

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