Legendary Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been diagnosed with cancer again, NESN announced Tuesday.
This marks the sixth time Remy has been diagnosed with cancer. The previous five times he was diagnosed with the disease, it was lung cancer, so it seems likely that it’s the same thing again this time.
Remy missed part of last season as a result of undergoing chemotherapy for the first time but arrived in Fort Myers cancer free this spring. Remy has been the color commentator of Red Sox baseball since 1988, and a staple of Red Sox coverage as ‘the Rem Dawg.’
NESN has not announced if Remy will be sidelined for an extended amount of time, but his appearances may be spotty over the coming weeks. Dennis Eckersley, Steve Lyons, Jonny Gomes and others are likely fill-ins for the gig alongside Dave O’Brien.
Red Sox nation and baseball fans alike are wishing Jerry a quick and healthy recovery, as he goes to battle against cancer for the sixth time.