Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

By Michael Dixon

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire is dealing with a challenge far greater than any on the field — the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The club made an announcement on Tuesday, making it clear that they stand with Gardenhire.

The club also announced that surgery will be required and with it, Gardenhire will take a leave of absence.

That’s certainly a sad diagnosis. All anyone can do at this point is to hope for the best.

Gardenhire is in his first season as bench coach for the Diamondbacks. From 2002-2014, he was the manager of the Minnesota Twins.