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Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen takes leave due to wife’s health

Nov 12, 2019; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen speaks during media availability at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen began a leave of absence from the team on Friday.

The leave is related to the health of his wife Nicole, according to multiple media reports.

Nicole Hazen has been battling brain cancer for the past 13 months. Mike Hazen revealed in February that his wife was diagnosed with glioblastoma and has an aggressive cancerous tumor on the front left portion of her brain.

Nicole Hazen underwent surgery last August.

The first hint that something was wrong was when Nicole Hazen began having seizures.

The Hazens have four children.

Mike Hazen is expected to consult regularly with assistant general manager Amiel Sawdaye during his leave of absence.

The Diamondbacks (20-43) own the worst record in the majors entering Friday night’s home game against the Los Angeles Angels.

–Field Level Media