Blue Jay Broadcaster Steps Away After Cancer Diagnosis

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FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2015, file photo, television announcer Buck Martinez watches before Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The Canadian Press

CTV News

April 17, 2022

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer.

In a statement released by Sportsnet, Martinez said Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics would be his last for “a little while” as he begins weeks of cancer treatment.

Martinez, 73, said he hoped to rejoin his Sportsnet teammates for the Jays’ stretch run later this season.

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