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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer diagnosed with leukemia

Zach had not been feeling good for approximately a week when he went to see our team doctors on Monday,” [Ohio State coach Greg] Beals said. “Blood tests were drawn as doctors originally suspected mono. The tests came back negative for mono, but abnormalities in the blood count showed leukemia. Further blood tests were done to led us to this diagnosis.”

Farmer, a lefthanded starter from Piketon, had a 6-4 record with a 3.28 ERA in nine starts this season. In 49.1 innings, Farmer had held opponents to a .234 batting average. While at Piketon High, Farmer was a four-year letterwinner and three-time first team All-Ohio selection. He went 10-1 with a 0.52 ERA and 162 strikeouts in 81 innings as a senior.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 01, 2014 at 03:56 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 01, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4698431)
Best to this young man and his family. Hopefully he can beat this.
   2. Lassus Posted: May 01, 2014 at 06:51 PM (#4698491)
This kind of miserable lottery is just frightening.
   3. Morty Causa Posted: May 01, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4698602)
Yes, I'm sure this hit him hard. I hope it's the leukemia that is the most treatable--Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. If it is, then it isn't out of the question, that he could still maybe play later.
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 02, 2014 at 09:49 AM (#4698753)
Good luck to him. Awful news.

If there's even the smallest glimmer of a positive here, it's that he lives within walking distance of one of the finest cancer hospitals in the country.

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