Former Cy Young
Award winner Rick Sutcliffe has colon cancer and will undergo chemotherapy and surgery.
Sutcliffe, a baseball analyst for ESPN
, was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer after taking a routine test during a physical, the network said yesterday. He said he hopes to return to the network later this year.
"I deeply appreciate the support of the ESPN family and my family and friends around the country," Sutcliffe said in a statement released by the network.