Boston Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy said Monday he has been diagnosed with lung cancer for a fifth time and will have surgery in two weeks.
The 64-year-old Remy, who played the first three seasons of a 10-year major league career with the Angels from 1975-77, said he plans to work until the surgery and to return after the All-Star break.
Remy, who played in Boston from 1978-84 and has been a TV analyst there since 1988, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008. "It's something that I've been through a number of times," he said. "It has not spread. It's located in one spot and surgery will remove it."