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DENVER -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis hopes to be back on the mound for spring training after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.Bettis said in a statement that he underwent surgery on Nov. 29 to have a testicle removed after bloodwork revealed an abnormality. Bettis added that doctors are confident the cancer was isolated and hasnt spread.I was completely caught off guard by my diagnosis, but have subsequently found that the vast majority of cases occur in men 20 to 40 years of age, and that the survival rate is 99 percent when contained and caught early, Bettis said in the statement released through his agent, Matt Sosnick. This only reinforces my belief that each of us needs to be totally in tune with our own physical health, and that taking action sooner than later when we feel like something is off can sometimes literally be the difference between life and death.The news was first reported by ESPN. The Rockies wished him well on the teams Twitter account as he works toward a return for spring training in February.My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season, Bettis said. The Rockies and the MLBPA have been great, and I truly appreciate the care and support shown by (general manager) Jeff Bridich to both me and my family.The 27-year-old Bettis was 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA last season. He figures to be an integral part of the 2017 starting rotation under first-year Colorado manager Bud Black.Bettis was a second-round pick by the Rockies in 2010. Stephen Gonsalves Twins Jersey . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Trevor Hildenberger Twins Jersey . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. https://www.cheaptwins.com/1132t-nelson-cruz-jersey-twins.html . -- The boos poured down on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the end of a horrible first half. Tyler Duffey Jersey . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. Terry Steinbach Twins Jersey . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Athletics recalled second baseman Grant Green from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Mondays opener of a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Green, the As first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft, earned a promotion after batting .318 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI with the River Cats. He is currently tied for second in the Pacific Coast League in runs sccored (61) and hits (112), while his 25 doubles ranked fourth in the circuit.dddddddddddd. The 25-year-old entered this season rated as the organizations No. 8 overall prospect by Baseball America. In a corresponding move, Oakland designated utility infielder Adam Rosales for assignment. Rosales was batting just .200 with four homers and eight RBI in 48 games this season and has mustered a .140 average since May 10. ' ' '