Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

MLB manager Ron Gardenhire (Source: Getty)

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach and former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the team announced Tuesday.

Gardenhire, 59, is entering his first season as Arizona’s bench coach after spending 2002-2014 as the Twins’ manager.

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“I’m going to fight it and I’m going to deal with it,” Gardenhire said in a team release. “It’s a bump in the road and it’s not how I envisioned starting spring training with a brand new team but that’s a part of life. With the backing of the ball club, we’ll get through it and I’ll get through it.”