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Mariners coach Jeff Datz has cancer

Updated: April 27, 2013, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners third-base coach Jeff Datz said Saturday he has been diagnosed with cancer and might be away from the team for part of the season.

Datz told Mariners players during a team meeting before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and later released a written statement. Datz said he's still in the process of making decisions on treatment and he might have to miss some games.

"The good news is that it was caught very early, and I have great support from ...

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