Reds 3B coach Berry diagnosed with cancer

Cincinnati Reds third base coach Mark Berry says he has been diagnosed with cancer on his tonsils and neck lymph nodes.

The 50-year-old traveled to Cincinnati on Wednesday to have a biopsy taken on his lymph nodes. The results came back positive.

Berry, who has been in the Reds organization for 30 years as a player, minor league manager and coach, told the team Sunday.

The native of Oxnard, Calif., intends to stay with the team at least for home games. One course of treatment requires radiation for 35 consecutive days. He will miss some trips.

Berry has been third base coach since 2003. The Reds have not decided whether he will continue in that capacity or move to the bench on manager Dusty Baker’s staff.

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