Dodgers outfielder Connor Joe announced that he has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. MLBTR extends its best wishes to him for a swift and complete recovery.
Joe, now 27, spent a brief stretch in the big leagues last year with the Giants. He was taken in the Rule 5 draft by the Reds and eventually traded on to the San Francisco organization. Joe logged his first big league hit with the Giants but struggled in eight games before being sent back to the Dodgers.
Despite that messy start, Joe had a rather nice 2019 season. He turned in an even .300 batting average and hefty .426 on-base percentage in 446 plate appearances at Triple-A. Joe doesn’t have a ton of power by the standards of the offensively charged PCL, but did pop 15 home runs on the year.
rough for the guy. he really deserves a chance though, i hope he’s back in the Majors soon.
Wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy…. sucks man, and I hope he makes a full recovery and lives a fulfilling life.
Gotta take a lot of balls to come back from something like that…Hope you come back soon Connor!
I see what you did there.
Making a joke about testicular cancer? That’s nuts, man
I went through this myself and even the nurses will ask how is it hangin.
So do they remove both of “the boys” in this situation???
No, just whichever one has cancer growth. So unless both do, they only remove one.
they also usually replace it with a silicone one, of course non functional but for cosmetic reasons
Haha, seriously? Down there, for cosmetic reasons?
I saw his debut. He has a good eye for the plate. Rest up and safe recovery
Speedy recovery and a big return to the diamond, Connor Joe.
Best wishes for him and a speedy recovery. I went to all his minor league games and his debut. We became good friends. Prayers up for my guy
Thoughts & prayers, Tyler.
This report triggered a question about Rule 5: If a player taken in the Rule 5 draft by team A is later that same year traded to team B, does team B need to retain that player on the 25/26 man roster for the remainder of that year?
Yes, he has to stay on ML roster for whole year no matter what team or how many times he is traded, If not he has to be offered back to his original team.
But for real, hopefully he can return to the majors after a speedy recovery.
I understood that reference
This should be kept private
Agreed to an extent. Still, don’t we have to inform the general population this can happen to some of us?
The player was the one who said it. It’s not like someone leaked the info.
Young athlete, prime of life. Hope he’s back to enjoying a full life on and off the field soon.
Best of luck and speedy recovery to Connor. ❤️